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What can cause often occurance of caries (once in 6 months) despite following all hygiene and washing teeth regularly and abstain from sweets?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Recurrent Caries

Many patients think they are doing a great job of brushing and flossing when in fact they aren't.
Some brush and floss well but BEFORE instead of AFTER eating; There might be an incipient cavity that is too small to be clinically seen or even apparent on an x-ray; A cracked filling right after your last check-up; Food impaction; Dry mouth from medication or medical condition; drinks high in acid.

In brief: Recurrent Caries

Many patients think they are doing a great job of brushing and flossing when in fact they aren't.
Some brush and floss well but BEFORE instead of AFTER eating; There might be an incipient cavity that is too small to be clinically seen or even apparent on an x-ray; A cracked filling right after your last check-up; Food impaction; Dry mouth from medication or medical condition; drinks high in acid.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Acid

Acid from bacteria residing in the nooks and crannies of your teeth, as well as acids from foods will demineralize the enamel matrix.
You are asking for a guarantee: following good oral hygiene and diet habits = no caries. No such guarantee. Some pits and fissures cannot be effectively cleaned and will develop decay unless sealed. Do you floss? Are these recurent caries? Your dentist knows.

In brief: Acid

Acid from bacteria residing in the nooks and crannies of your teeth, as well as acids from foods will demineralize the enamel matrix.
You are asking for a guarantee: following good oral hygiene and diet habits = no caries. No such guarantee. Some pits and fissures cannot be effectively cleaned and will develop decay unless sealed. Do you floss? Are these recurent caries? Your dentist knows.
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