Do fruits cause tooth cavities?

Possibly. Hi! simply, the bacteria within the plaque on your teeth use sugars (including fructose) in a metabolism process called glycolysis, to get energy. The end product of this process is acid , which can breakdown the calcium phosphate in your tooth to start a cavity. This is why it is so important to remove the plaque on your teeth daily. Some fruits are acidic too which the damaging bacteria loves.
Not usually. Most fruit sugars, in their natural whole form, are offset by the fiber present. Simple sugars are much more prone to cause cavities.

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Will drinking diet coke cause tooth cavities?

Yes indeed! Drinking any type of carbonated beverage, diet, sugar feee, or otherwise, will increase the acidity of the mouth and increase the likelihood for developing more dental decay and cavities. My advise is to limit the amount and frequency of drinking carbonated beverages of all types. Difficult to do at times, but certainly doable. Read more...
Perhaps. The phosphric acid could strip your teeth of their protective enamel and hasten the process of cavity formation. Read more...

Why is it that tooth cavities don't heal?

Invasion. Once the structure of the tooth is invaded and damaged by the bacteria/acid desolving process, it can not reform on its on. That's why we stress prevention to stop the destruction begins on the tooth. Read more...
Non-Organic Structur. The main reason that dental enamel can't heal is that it is a non-organic structure without a blood supply. The inside of teeth generally can't heal due to advancing bacteria which can't be eliminated completely, and also a limited immune response within teeth due to a very low blood supply. Very small cavities can, however, be healed with Fluoride in some cases. Preventing cavities is key. Read more...
Can't. Teeth lack the ability to generate new tooth, even if the decay is removed. They can build reparative dentin underneath, but not grow new tooth. Cavities are holes resulting from bacterial destruction. The tooth structure is gone, and the bacteria remain to continue the destruction. Nothing there, even after removal of bacteria, to fill hole back in. Teeth do not continue to grow, like skin. Read more...

Couldwhitening strips affect tooth cavities?

Yes and No. They will not make existing cavities worse; however, they will potentially cause some sensitivity if the whitening agent comes in contact with the cavity. It's best to have any cavities fixed prior to whitening. Read more...
Sensitivity. If you have cavitites, tooth whitening should be your last priority in relation to your oral health. Get your oral health in order first, then think about whitening. Tooth whitening products can cause tooth sensitivity, so a cavitated tooth will experience this sensitivity even more because there is access for the whitening agent to seep into the tooth. Read more...

What can be done to prevent tooth cavities?

Floss, brush, dentis. Besides flossing , brushing ad seeing your dentist every 4 to 6 month, make sure your tooth paste has fluoride. Diet is also important . Avoid drinks that have hidden sugar like gatterade and various fruite juice or soft drinks, and sugar. Read more...
Make sure. You are brushing at least two times a day for at least 2 minutes each time - mechanical toothbrush preferable. Also use a waterpik. Avoid sugary sodas, candies, foods, juices, energy drinks. Everything in moderation. Sometimes you can do everything possible and still develop cavities. Sadly that's life! make sure you visit your dentist every six months as well. Read more...

Can it be possible to get tooth cavities from fake sugar?

No. If you mean artificial sweeteners like aspartame (nutrisweet) or splenda, then no. Bacteria need real sugar which they eat and produce acids which cause cavities. Read more...
No and yes. The artificial sweeteners cannot be metabolized by the bacteria which produce cavity causing acids. However, it is unlikely that you are only consuming those products. Sugars are found elsewhere in your diet - breads, pastas, crackers, fruits, etc. Be aware of your real sugar sources, decrease frequency of snacking, step up the brushing and flossing, and get regular dental checkups. Read more...