Would brushing your teeth immediately after vomitting cause tooth decay?

Better suggestion. Recently, it has been shown that it is better to wait 30 minutes after ingesting acidic liquids such as many sports drinks and some fruit juices before brushing your teeth. This leads to tooth erosions. With this in mind, i would suggest that you thoroughly wash your mouth out with plain water, and then you can brush and floss 30 minutes later.
No. Please do. Gastric contents are very damaging to teeth. Brushing after vomiting removes stomach acid and helps prevent erosion caused by vomiting.
Not really. Not tooth decay. However you may increase damage to your teeth by brushing weakened enamel. Instead of brushing rinse with water or better yet baking soda as it is alkaline and will help neutralize the acid. Another good idea is to use mi paste which is a very effective reminerilizing agent available form your dentist.
Rinse with flouride. Acid can weaken enamel. Rinse mouth with 1/2-1 teaspoon of baking soda and water to neutralize the acid or rinse with flouride mouthwash, e.g. Act; if you can be able to eat after 30 min to replenish what you lost, brush using toothpaste with baking soda on a soft toothbrush right after. I hope this helps...

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How long can it take for tooth decay to kick in by not brushing your teeth?

Tooth decay. Tooth decay requiers three things, a tooth, sugar and bacteria. An individuals rate of decay depends on sugar intake and the prevalence of strep mutans(bacteria) and can be highly variable. Read more...
Depends . Depends upon how deep the grooves are in your teeth and how sugary your diet is. However, you should also be worried about gingivitis and periodontitis. This is the swelling of the gums and destruction of the bone around the teeth which is also caused from poor hygiene. If not caught early, you could lose all your teeth. Read more...
It varies. Dental decay is a demineralization of enamel, following by the advancing of the lesion into dentin and ultimately the nerve. The rate of the decay depends on the host factors, the amount of sticky or ferment carbohydrates on the tooth, the saliva quality and quantity (age related), the oral hygiene, the occlusion, the environment optimal for food impaction (open contact, gap, faulty restoration). Read more...
Depends. It depends on the types of food you eat or drink? Foods that contain a higher sugar content probably will cause decay quicker. Why wait around for decay. Start brushing your teeth now. Read more...

Could my son still get tooth decay even if I brush his teeth regulary?

Depends. How old is your son ? How many teeth does he have. Especially important -- what is his diet and how much and how frequently are his teeth exposed to sugar. This includes cereal, milk, soda , Gatorade, as well as sugary snacks, cakes, candy, and more. If this is high, then he is at great risk. See your/his Dentist for more thorough advice. Good for you to brush his teeth !! Read more...
It is possible. Brushing teeth may not prevent cavities but you can certainly minimize the number of cavities you get. Read more...

Would I get tooth decay or cavities if I don't brush my teeth?

Yes. And periodontal (gum) disease as well over time. I wonder what you breath smells like. Read more...
Definitely, yes. Tooth decay and cavities can be avoided if you floss, brush and receive regular dental checkups. Hope it helps. Read more...
Most likely. But then again, people who brush and floss regularly also end up with decay and gum disease, so there's no guarantee either way. Brushing and flossing reduces your chances of developing problems, so why gamble? Read more...
Br/floss be4 bedtime. Tooth decay, cavities are one in the same and are dependant upon many factors. It has been proven that the bacteia that inhabits the mouth mixed with certain foods ( ones high in sugar) does reduce the environment in the mouth to one that is more acidic, beccoming more conducive to decaying the teeth. Read more...

Is there any way I can prevent tooth decay from forming under my braces? I just got braces put on, and was told how to brush, but my teeth really don't feel as clean as the normally do. Is there anything I can do to make sure they stay clean under there?

Besides . Besides brushing properly and flossing i would recommend a water pulse system called a waterpik to help clean around the braces. As long as the bonding agent holding the brackets holds tight you should not get decay under the braces. If it should loosen, and you not be aware of it, you may get decalcification, or worse, decay. Read more...
I . I have to completely agree with dr funari. The biggest problem with braces is lack of staying clean. With the difficulties often comes frustration and actually worse home care. Now is the time to pick it up. Brushing carefully around the brackets and bands followed by careful (yes, and difficult) flossing is crucial. And that water pik is invaluable! Read more...
You're . You're being given great advise. Watch your diet to avoid tons of sugar laden snacks, brush after every meal, and a waterpik will really help remove the loose debris in hard to reach places. Rinsing with a Fluoride mouthwash will also help your teeth resist decay. Pay attention to anything that comes loose and report this to your orthodontist immediately. Loose brackets are food traps-don't wait to have them rebonded if they become loose. Read more...
Other options. Along with the other comments you might consider using a xylotol toothpaste. It has been shown to have anti-bacterial properties and I have found it to be very effective with my patients. Read more...
Lots. Brush gently 2 full minutes by the clock 2x/day clean between teeth daily w floss or water pik otc Fluoride rinses will protect clean teeth, use 1/2 the recommended dose don't eat anything hard/sticky/chewy that would partially dislodge braces and allow bacteria to get behind the attachments order red disclosing tablets from www.Buypoh.Com and follow directions. Read more...
Small motions. Brush with small massaging motions, over and under your arch wire. Try to brush each tooth/bracket in this way. Unfortunately, braces will trap food and saliva, and your teethay not feel clean always, but just brush ...Gently! ( as explained). Read more...
Brush, floss,H2Opik. Brush after every meal, floss daily, water pik every day, use "proxy brushes" to clean in between the brackets and before bed, rinse with a prescription rinse your dentist can give you! and don't forget to get 4 professional dental cleaning per year! follow that and you'll keep your teeth clean and healthy during orthodontic therapy! Read more...
Avoid wive's tales. Brushing and flossing help to prevent or manage gum disease mechanically. Tooth decay is primarily a chemical process. No amount of brushing will prevent tooth decay if your diet is high in sugar/sweets or acid (soft drinks/lemonade)--especially if you take meds that dry your mouth--or if you suffer from gerd, or heartburn. Fluoride rinses help to increase acid resistance of the teeth. Read more...

Could my son still get tooth decay even if I brush his teeth regularly?

Yes, he can. You assume that brushing will prevent cavities. Not true. Brushing and flossing correctly, fluoridation of water, and regular dental check-ups will help prevent cavities, but cannot guarantee a cavity free mouth. Read more...
Yes. What you are doing is great (depending upon the age of the child) and will go a long way to preventing tooth decay. However there are factors that can still lead to decay. For instance, do you brush and floss soon after eating? Does he avoid sticky, gooey, sugary snacks and sodas? I once had a child who never had a cavity until her mom thought fruit roll-ups was healthy. Then she had 13 cavities. Read more...
Definitely, yes. Brush your teeth twice daily, floss between your teeth and avoid sugary and starchy foods. Even if you take excellent care of your teeth and gums at home, you still need to see your dentist regularly. Read more...

Would my son still get tooth decay even if I brush his teeth regularly?

Yes. Brushing the teeth helps to maintain oral health. However it can be done improperly, too short of time, done often enough thru the day, etc. Flossing is essential to clean surfaces between teeth and maintain gums. Several other factors influence dental caries like what is eaten or drunk, long time exposure of teeth to acids and sugars, other health issues, etc. . Read more...
Yes. Yes. Floss also. Minimum sticky foods which attach to teeth. See DDS whenever dental pain noted. Read more...

Will brushing everyday and using good mouthwash prevent tooth decay?

Yes. Brushing and mouth wash will prevent tooth decay. But proper brushing and flossing are very important after each meal and at bedtime. Furthermore, having a dental cleaning every 6 months will also be beneficial. Read more...
Reduce, not prevent. Many factors determine whether or not you'll get cavities. Good brushing and flossing can reduce the risk of getting cavities, but will not completely eliminate that risk. Read more...
Not necessarily. Brushing and flossing help to prevent or manage gum disease mechanically. Tooth decay is primarily a chemical process. No amount of brushing will prevent tooth decay if your diet is high in sugar/sweets or acid (soft drinks/lemonade)--especially if you take meds that dry your mouth--or if you suffer from gerd, or heartburn. Fluoride rinses help to increase acid resistance of the teeth. Read more...

I need some help please! Why should you use a tooth brush containing fluoride to prevent tooth decay?

Fluoride TP. I think you meant to write, 'why should you use a tooth paste containing Fluoride to prevent tooth decay?' it's an additional way to help but not a panacea. It helps strengthen the surface of the enamel making it slightly more resistant to dental caries. Proper brushing, flossing and diet is even more important. Read more...

My son of 3 years old, has bottle tooth decay. Is there any risk of other infections spreading because of it? What else should we do except of brushing

Decay repaired. Your child's baby teeth are necessary for eating, smiling, and holding position for the adult teeth that come later. If you ignore the decay pain and infection will occur long before they are lost naturally. Your child requires dental procedures performed by a general or pediatric dentist. Read more...
See a dentist. If your son has decaying teeth, there is always a risk of an abscess and infection spreading through his bloodstream. It is rare, but can sometimes be very serious. Please see your dentist asap to have him evaluated. Read more...
Discuss with Pedo... Yes, teeth with decay can become infected and spread to any other part of the body. This would be very serious and needs to be avoided at all costs. The teeth should be repaired if possible, or extracted if necessary. Have a discussion with a pedodontist what would be best the best treatment for all teeth and how to prevent further dental problems in general. Read more...