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Is there a way to check dental decay in people living with/consuming hard water?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Dental decay must be detected by visiting your dentist and taking the proper x-rays.
It is very difficult to detect dental decay on your own.

In brief: Yes

Dental decay must be detected by visiting your dentist and taking the proper x-rays.
It is very difficult to detect dental decay on your own.
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Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dental cavities

Yes, see a dentist for an exam. I have not ever seen a study linking hard water to tooth decay.
If your water is lacking fluoride you could be at increased risk to dental decay. Go see a dentist for an exam and they can make sure your teeth are ship shape.

In brief: Dental cavities

Yes, see a dentist for an exam. I have not ever seen a study linking hard water to tooth decay.
If your water is lacking fluoride you could be at increased risk to dental decay. Go see a dentist for an exam and they can make sure your teeth are ship shape.
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely

By visiting your dentist.
Your dentist is trained to detect decay, and with the proper radiographs, s/he can see between your teeth where the decay would otherwise go undetected.

In brief: Absolutely

By visiting your dentist.
Your dentist is trained to detect decay, and with the proper radiographs, s/he can see between your teeth where the decay would otherwise go undetected.
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Dr. Meng Syn
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There have been studies linking some of the minerals in ingested water with decay.
Specifically flouride. Hard water by defenition means that the water has high mineral content. It would be more interesting and relavant to test each mineral as it pertains to decay vs "hard water" that varies from well to well, city to city.

In brief: Yes

There have been studies linking some of the minerals in ingested water with decay.
Specifically flouride. Hard water by defenition means that the water has high mineral content. It would be more interesting and relavant to test each mineral as it pertains to decay vs "hard water" that varies from well to well, city to city.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Dentist

An exam by your dentist will detect any dental decay.

In brief: Dentist

An exam by your dentist will detect any dental decay.
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