No. There isn't a co-relation between the two.
YES - it IS Possible. While you can not directly get dental caries from another person, you can get the bacteria that could help create that problem. Recent studies have shown that the bacteria that cause dental caries is transmissible horizontally and vertically, meaning you can get the bacteria from anyone. The question is if your body can defend against it well. If not, then caries will be possible.
Dental caries kissin. No you can not. Our mouth has natural floa of bacteria which keeps bad bacteria at bay. So the other bacteria can not invade your oral cavity. Bacteria grows on plaque and calculus of teeth, and breaks down sugar and carbohydrates to Lactic Acid which breaks down the enamel, and that causes the caries.
No. Cavities are not transmitted by kissing. But the bacteria that caused the cavities in one person can be transmitted. If you don't follow good dental hygiene (proper brushing & flossing), you are at risk for dental caries - but that is regardless of whether you kissed the person with cavities or not.
No. Dental caries is the result of bacteria settling onto teeth and metabolizing the foods you eat. The end product of that metabolism is acid that then demineralizes your tooth structure. Some bacteria makes more acid than others. But the kind of bacteria you have is determined when you're a child. Exposure to someone else's bacteria won't change the bacteria that lives in your mouth.
Yes it is possible. Despite what has been stated, it has been shown by many scientific studies that the bacteria that cause dental decay are transmissible at any age to any one. That is a fact. The reality is as to whether you will develop caries in your mouth. It depends on your oral saliva, ph, proteins, etc. If your system can't handle the stress, decay will occur. Always try to maintain good oral hygiene habits!
Diet. This is a generalization. Some social classes have diets that are high in carbohydrates (sugars). Access to care as well as making dental health a priority are also factors.
Differnet levels. Ther eis a theory since poorer people eat a high carbohydrate diet they are more prone to dental disease. More fast food and high sugar foods are eaten in lower social class people.
Money, money...money. Lower social class usually implies less income, and less income GREATLY limits regular evaluations by a Dentist. Hence cavities can be a problem in this group; but actually cavities can be a problem for even some College professors and hospital doctors.
Yes. There have been reported deaths as the result of untreated dental caries (decay) leading to a significant abcess draining into the brain region.
Dental Caries. Treatment involves professional care with a Dentist. Prevention involves regular Dental care, proper brushing, fluoride, diet and overall good health.
Dental Caries. Prevention of dental caries is dependent upon two major factors: What you eat/drink and how well you keep your mouth clean on a regular basis. Therefore, eat healthy and avoid foods/liquids high in sugars and starchy carbs. Brush and floss properly at least twice a day. Dental caries is treated by seeing a dentist every 6 months for checkup, following advice and getting proper dental care.
Home care and diet. Good home care (brushing and flossing) limiting high sugar items fom the diet. Ex. Cokes, candy, mints.
Brush and Floss!!! Brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day with proper technique is a great start. Your dentist and dental hygienist can help instruct you in this. Fluoride toothpaste can help prevent cavities as well. Eat a healthy diet and avoid excessive amounts of sugary or acidic beverages. See your dentist for regular cleanings and check ups at least twice a year.
Sugar. Avoid sugary snacks or eat them with meals. Brush and floss after eating and see your dentist regularly for preventive care.
Brush & floss. Brushing and flossing well will keep bacteria from accumulating on your tooth surfaces. The acid from the bacteria cause tooth decay. Limiting sugary foods will also help.
Eat something sweet. Eat something sweet, if no pain occurs, it's periodontal. If pain occurs it's a cavity.
Sometimes you can't. An exam with radiographs goes a long way in detecting both cavities and periodontal problems. If the tooth hurts with sweets and/or cold food, good chance it is a cavity. If it hurts deep down in the bone, then it is probably periodontal in nature. These are just generalizations and do not apply to all situations.
Not always easy. There is no simple way to do this and no need to anyway since if you do have any dental pain, you should see a dentist who is trained and experienced in diagnosing the cause of any problem. Even sensitivity to sweets, while typically is caused by dental decay, may occur from exposed root surface, defective filling, occlusal erosion, or fracture in tooth.
See your dentist. It is always important to sort out the source and cause of the disease so that the right treatment can be selected and the tooth saved. See your dentist for consultation and treatment.
See dentist. Dental evaluation will distinguish.
See a dentist. Sometimes the individual can not. You need to have a differential diagnosis of what it might be and see what evidence there is.
Caries can hurt. Dental caries (tooth decay) can be painful especially with cold or sweets. Periodontal disease usually is not painful.
Type of pain. Pain from dental caries is more localized and tends to be very obvious as to which tooth or area is involved. Pain from periodontal disease usually occurs as a more diffuse, radiating pain, not localized to one tooth unless the gum problem is very isolated. Also, tooth pain is usually is reative to stimuli such as hot, cold, air, or sweets. Gum pain is not as reactive.
Dull vs sharp. Dental caries will not cause pain until the nerve is exposed while periodontal disease is like high blood pressure and does not cause pain. It does cause bleeding and odors the more advanced periodontaldisease advances.
It difficult. It is difficult but generally gum pain is dull and tooth pain is sharper.
Pain! Sometimes this can be difficult, but generally pain from caries (cavities) you will have hot and cold sensitivity along with increased pain. Pain from periodontal disease tends to be a dull sometimes constant ache.
Gum or tooth pain? In many cases it can be difficult to determine the cause of dental or periodontal pain. It can take some fairly sophisticated know-how and experience to determine the root cause of the dental disease. The only way to diagnose is by examination, tests and x-rays.
Dentist can! A dentist can do an examination and diagnosis the problem. The pain could be from either or both! It is very difficult to impossible for a lay person to determine.
Peri usually no pain. Periodontal disease for the most part is a painless disease. It usually goes unnoticed until it is found by a dentist or dental hygienist or until it causes an abscess which will cause pain and swelling. Pain from caries is usually more acute as the bacteria invade the dentinal tubules which contain small nerves or if advanced, attack the main nerve of the tooth causing toothache.
Dental Pain. Typically pain from periodontal tissues is more vague, more of a dull, achy pain that cannot be easily localized. Odontogenic pain (tooth pain) is usually sharp, more localized type of pain. Although either pain can mimmic the other at times. The best way to distinguish where tooth pain is coming from is to see a dentist for an exam.
Visit your dentist!! The dentist can distinguish between dental and periodontal pain by the use of a radiograph and a periodontal probe. If periodontal issues are evident, this can be diagnosed by the dentist and treated appropriately.
Dental pain. The source of dental pain can often be confusing. Only a thorough exam and X-rays by your dentist can determine the cause.
Thorough exam. Comprehensive examination including both panoramic and individual x-ray imaging, clinical exam with charting and probings, evaluation of the bite, and diagnostic casts as needed, would be a start. Depending on the findings, the differentiation may be made. Typically pain from caries would be exacerbated by cold, sweets and often heat. See a Periodontist for evaluation. Good Luck.
Differential Dx. Periodontal disease is often painless, so if you are having pain it may be coming from carious lesions and/or gum recession. In any event, both need to be treated, so see your local dentist for a thorough exam and a proper diagnosis of your problem.
Evaluation. Evaluation by dentist.
Three questions! Plaque: a sticky deposit on teeth in which bacteria proliferate calculus: a hard calcified deposit that forms on the teeth and contributes to their decay (hardened plaque) decay: the state or process of rotting or decomposition (like a cavity in your tooth) all are bacterial in nature.
Property of matter. Bacteria on the teeth forming coatings (plaque) with tartar and caries effect, because the teeth are not brushed perfectly clean. It is important to have regular visits to the dentist or dental hygienist for adequate oral hygiene.
3 Different Things. Plaque- The soft, sticky material that accumulates on your teeth constantly and is removed with brushing and flossing Calculus - Calcified plaque that has to be professionally removed. It is associated with periodontal diseases. Caries - Tooth decay. It is caused by specific bacteria within the plaque that infect the teeth and break down tooth structure with acid.