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What causes tooth decay?

What causes tooth decay?

Sugar: Bacteria in your mouth cling to your tooth & if fed by sugar they produce acids that erode your tooth & result in decay ( a cavity). ...Read more

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What chemicals cause tooth decay?

What chemicals cause tooth decay?

Bacteria and sugar: Decay is caused by bacteria which are naturally occurring in your mouth. When the bacteria are fed sugar, either simple like sweets or complex like bread or sugar, they produce acid which eats into the tooth. ...Read more

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What diseases cause alveolar bone loss?

What diseases cause alveolar bone loss?

Too many: There are too many causes to list here. These range from systemic diseases to issues related to oral hygiene. Medications and diet may also play a role. It is best to speak with the practitioner who made the diagnosis and to look at your individual risk factors. ...Read more

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How does orthodontics fix the effects of crowding that wisdom teeth causes?

How does orthodontics fix the effects of crowding that wisdom teeth causes?

See Orthodontist: There is a large research evidence disproving the theory that wisdom teeth exert enough pressure to cause any tooth movement. The best way to determine your options for correcting crowded teeth is to see an orthodontist. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause wisdom tooth pain?

What can cause wisdom tooth pain?

A few causes: Infection, pressure from eruption, tooth decay, cyst associated with wisdom tooth. See the wisdom tooth expert - oral surgeon. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes demineralization?

What causes demineralization?

Many causes: Demineralization is removal of minerals from the skeleton. Adequate mineralization depends on calcium, vit d intake, exposure to sun, regular exercising, some hormone replacement. With aging exercise and extrogen/ testosterone production reduces. The skeleton becomes osteoporotic. Overactive thyroid gland, proton pump inhibitors, bowel disease, and excessive steroids reduce mineralization. ...Read more

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What is cause of swollen gum behind wisdom tooth?

What is cause of swollen gum behind wisdom tooth?

A few things: Infection, stuck food, cyst, tumor. Best bet is to see a board certified oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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What can cause wisdom tooth surgical or impacted?

What can cause wisdom tooth surgical or impacted?

Position: Position of tooth and available room for eruption. For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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What illness could cause tooth discoloration?

Illnesses in mothers: Infections in pregnant mothers can cause intrinsic (on the inside of the tooth) discoloration in their offspring by effecting the enamel as it develops. Certain drugs taken by preganant mothers can also cause discoloration of their childs teeth such as takeing tetracycline during preganancy. Illness can sometimes result in extrinsic staining (on the outside) because it effects dental hygiene. ...Read more

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What causes cavities?

What causes cavities?

Bacteria: Simply, bacteria in our mouths metablolize the carbohydrates that we eat (simple sugars are their favorites) and produce acid as a result of their activity. The acid dissolves the enamel, causing the decay. Eating the right foods, and brushing/flossing right afterwards, helps break the cycle. Go brush now! ...Read more

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What causes cavities?

What causes cavities?

Diet and Bacteria: Sugar and carbohydrates are used for fuel by bacteria in your mouth. A by-product they produce is acid. The acid dissolves the mineral of your tooth. They can be prevented by having a good diet, cleaning your teeth immaculately and seeing your dentist for cleanings at least twice a year. There are other important dental problems beyond cavities, so see a great dentist to have it all assessed. ...Read more

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Besides dental decay, what could cause your teeth to turn black?

Besides dental decay, what could cause your teeth to turn black?

External stain: External stains; internal stain from pulp (nerve) death; trauma causing bruising pigments internally in tooth; leaking filling, etc. ...Read more

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What are the Possible compositions.of an upper tooth abcess?.

What are the Possible compositions.of an upper tooth abcess?.

Complications? : I assume you meant complications. An abscess is a pocket of infection, bacteria, pus. Upper jaw abscesses drain to base of brain and then Down. Can cause sinus infection, tooth loss, permanent bone damage, stroke, heart damage, and even death. Please have abscess treated yesterday rather than tomorrow. ...Read more

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What causes tooth discoloration ?

What causes  tooth discoloration  ?

Tooth discoloration?: Coffee, tea and smoking are the biggest culprits for causing external staining of teeth. Natural teeth do tend to get darker over time as the enamel thins exposing more of the internal dentin of the tooth which is darker. Traumatic blows to teeth can cause internal staining. Amalgam fillings tend to leak resulting in dark graying of teeth. Teeth can decalcify from acids produced by food & bacteria. ...Read more

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What are the causes of jaw abscess/bone loss and subsequent tooth death, with no trauma, cracking, etc?

What are the causes of jaw abscess/bone loss and subsequent tooth death, with no trauma, cracking, etc?

Periodontal disease: A slow tooth death usually is a result of periodontal disease. A fast tooth death usually is a result of a carries spreading into the nerve. These are common reason for tooth death, barring any trauma, cracking, etc... See your dentist and have your oral health exam. ...Read more

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Which dental condition causes all upper teeth to be extracted?

Which dental condition causes all upper teeth to be extracted?

Cancer: Gum disease, cavities, some genetic problems and cancer in the mouth- removing teeth prior to radiation and surgery is also possible. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the pain caused by tooth decay, sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

What is the difference between the pain caused by tooth decay, sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

Go see your dentist: You need to note whether it is sensitive to cold or hot and if it lingers for more than ten seconds. A small tooth decay usually is sensitive to cold but as the decay gets deeper the tooth can also be sensitive to hot and lingers for a while. Sinusitis can also cause toothache but usually it is hard to pinpoint to a tooth. Sometimes the whole back teeth are sensitive when you have sinus infection. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of tooth loss besides poor dental hygiene?

3 Main Causes: Except for rare medical/genetic disorders, tooth loss is caused by three main things: gum disease, large cavities, & trauma. Gum disease is the most common, accounting for about 80% of lost teeth. Nearly all these conditions can be prevented with excellent oral hygiene at home & regular dental visits. Unfortunately, you can't do it yourself. You need professional help to keep your mouth healthy. ...Read more

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What are the sinus problems that causes teeth grinding?

What are the sinus problems that causes teeth grinding?

Pseudo-Sinusitis: also called fake" sinusitis caused by tooth grinding. The force caused by the jaw muscles when clenching at night can stimulate the ostium causing irritation of the membrane and triggering all the sinusitis symptoms. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. Maybe night guard to protect your teeth. ...Read more

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