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What Causes Tooth Decay At Gum Line
Gumline decay: Decay below the gumline generally occurs as we get older. Often we are taking medications that can caue dry mouth and the saliva is a great protectant. Usually the diet and dry mouth cause the most decay. You need to angke the brush at a 45 degree angle an dfeel the toothbrush under the tissue and gently do circles. An electric toothbrush is 5 x better then a manual one. Get themf filled asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wipe baby's teeth and gums after breast feeding? I read recently that you should wipe your baby's teeth and gums with a soft cloth after breast feeding to help prevent tooth decay. I've never heard of this before, and don't know anyone who has done it. Is
Clean after feeding: One serious form of decay among young children is baby bottle tooth decay. This condition is caused by frequent and long exposures of an infant’s teeth to liquids that contain sugar. Among these liquids are milk (including breast milk), formula, fruit juice and other sweetened drinks. After each feeding, wipe the baby’s gums and teeth with a damp washcloth or gauze pad to remove plaque. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
I have low epo output and extremely low iron stores in bone marrow(aspiration done). Chronic anemia-can be as low as 6.2-8.2 on regular basis Can this affect my teeth? It seems since my dx 8-10 yrs ago I have had terrible tooth decay and poor gums. Of cor
Possibilities: It could make you more susceptible to gums disease. It shouldn't affect your teeth unless something you are taking is causing dry mouth. Things that could affect your susceptibility to decay are menopause, vomiting, and heart burn. You don't have to have problems if you take care of your teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 18 months toddler has a green line near the gums of his front upper tooth. he slept with a bottle for some time can this be tooth decay? treatment?
My mouth is swelling and doctors said gums infection or inner tooth decay but i don't feel pain on my tooth. What should I do?
Swelling but no pain: Are you gum tissues swollen or do you a swelling in your mouth? Poor oral hygiene can lead to gum disease and cavities. Once the decay reaches the pulp you can get an abscess and occasionally it does not hurt. A dental x-ray will pinpoint the cause. Gum disease can cause the gum tissues to become swollen and bleed easily. Visit your dentist tomorrow. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Black looking kinda of spot appeared on my upper gum around my tooth , I was told tooth decay ? Is that true .
Tooth decay & broke leaving only 2 small pieces & root. Gum grew over. Now holes i'm gum where pieces are. Pain. What will dentist do? Will it hurt?
Soft cleans better!: Soft toothbrush bristles bend easier and are able to get into the nooks and crannies on and between the tooth and gum. The key is angulating the toothbrush correctly, about 45 degrees to the gum line and move the brush gently to dislodge and food or bacteria in the area. You'll need other tools to clean inbetween teeth. Even if you have root exposed, soft bristles will not damage the root surface. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Tooth decay ruled out. Do have some gum retraction on aching teeth -- right 2nd prem. & 1st mol.; 5 days now, and a earache just spiked!
Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good holistic dental hygiene routine, especially for those with gum disease or tooth decay?
I have severe tooth decay from GERD and several chronic illness. Should i get all my teeth pulled? I have diabetes, hypertension, GERD and have had 5 back surgeries. I developed gum disease i assume because of my diabetes and not being able to get treatm
I can see my natural tooth which is still alive in the margin between my crown and gum line, no decay on margin, does it need to be replaced ASAP?
My lower left wisdom tooth is grossly decayed and broken off at gum line. How will the dentist remove it? Well it be easier or harder on me?
Oral Surgeon: An oral surgeon has years of experience and training to tackle these types of extractions. Don't fret, you will be just fine. It should be no different than extracting any other tooth. ...Read more
Plaque: Biofilms usually refer to bacterial accumulation in water lines. Biofilms such as bacterial plaque on teeth will cause many problems. An accumulation of bad bacteria anywhere in your body is a bad thing. Strep mutans accumulating on your teeth allow them to secrete acids that degrade your tooth enamel and ultimately create decay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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