Slow Tooth Decay - Causes of Tooth Decay

Top 5 Causes of Tooth Decay
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If you have ever experienced toothache, you'll know how great its impact is on your functionality for the day. The affected area may be small but the pain felt in that specific part of your mouth renders you incapable of finishing whatever task is at hand. Here are the top 5 causes of tooth decay that might just be why you're suffering now.
  •  Poor dental care
  • Sugar and Starch diet
  • Fluoride deficiency
  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol

1 - Dental health or dental care

Simply refers to good hygiene, which points to brushing the teeth regularly and flossing. It is recommended to do these twice a day, in the morning and before bedtime. Although, it would be best to brush after every meal or whenever you eat sweets - but that is not very practical.

Tooth decay occurs when the bacteria in the mouth produce the lactic acids that cause damage on the enamel part of the teeth. This acid drills through thus, causing the holes or cavities in the teeth.

Brushing the teeth regularly will help control the plaque that builds up around the teeth. This plaque can be considered as the breeding ground for bacteria, and a storage facility for more concentrated acids that can stay for hours. Lesser plaque means fewer bacteria that produce the acids, so lesser chances of tooth decay.

These dental activities can help maintain the cleanliness of the mouth and control the growth of bacteria on the surface, between the teeth, and on the gums. However, it is also best to visit the dentist regularly so he can scrape off the plaques that cannot be removed by simple brushing.

2 - Poor diet that is full of starch and sugar

The bacteria inside the mouth have a fanfare and feast whenever the host eats or drinks sweets. As the host feeds, so do the bacteria in his mouth. After around 20 minutes, the bacteria will transform the sugar into waste in the form of lactic acid. Starch is of similar appeal to them since starch, when broken down inside the mouth becomes sugar too.

3 - Deficiency of fluoride for added protection

Fluoride is a substance that really helps fight and prevent tooth decay. It strengthens the enamel on the teeth and makes them stronger against the acids. The water we drink should have fluoride, as wells as the toothpaste we use. There are other ways to obtain fluoride so ask your dentist about them.

4 - Cigarette smoking is dangerous to health, dangerous to teeth

Everyone is well aware of the danger in smoking cigarettes. Aside from the really big health issues that surround smoking, this careless habit can also cause tooth decay. The smokeless or spit tobacco is more potent. If you also are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke then you are prone to cavities.

5 - Drinking alcohol could also cause dental caries

Dental caries is another name for cavities, which is the result tooth decay. Drinking alcoholic beverage, like smoking, are two habits people should start to take out of their systems are they are both really not good for the body.

 

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DATE: 9/18/2017 7:44:25 AM ... SCREEN NAME:
I am 53 and I have not had a front tooth for over 40 yrs. I was a springboard and platform diver for the USA diving team. When I was 10 I was competing in a national AAU pre-qual meet at UC Berkley CA and the pool was made of black marble. I hit the bottom of the pool and knocked out my front teeth. I had a temporary for a couple of yr then it broke. I raised my sisters 3 kids and just never had the $ to have the work done . Needless to say I just failed to take care of them because they looked so bad already why bother. Now I care.... I have a little money saved but not near as much as needed . Is there a dentist that would be willing to help me ? I will make payments wash your car walk your dog clean your house and pay u . Hope someone can help! Thanks for your time
oh almost forgot..... I did win the meet that day
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DATE: 9/23/2012 11:29:34 PM ... SCREEN NAME: Missy
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DATE: 4/10/2012 9:14:24 PM ... SCREEN NAME: gregs_girl@rocketmail.com
My husband and I are also in great need of dental work and don't have insurance. We have four wonderful little boy's so all of our money goes to the stuff they need... If there is a dentist out there reading this could you please find it in your heart to help us our combined cost is 6,500 we could never afford that... Somebody please please help us!!!
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DATE: 3/22/2012 9:52:42 AM ... SCREEN NAME: DovaWantingABetterSmile
I am really in need of dental work. I have been told that I have periodontal disease,mobile teeth, etc. I also had a traumatic experience when my ex knocked my two front teeth out because I wanted out of the relationship. I used to have pretty smile and I have a flipper but I don't feel right still when I smile.Because of these and other factors, my confidence isn't balance and self esteem is low. But I still try to keep a happy persona. If possible, can someone please help me have the smile I have been dreaming of.
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DATE: 3/21/2012 4:04:30 AM ... SCREEN NAME: LindaJ57Madras,Oregon
To Whom It May Concern, With all of the things someone wrote down for us to read. Can Medication and health problems like Multiple Sclerosis and Heart disease can decay the teeth that I have? I have M.S. and other health problems and my teeth and gums are in pain everyday. I know it is my problem and why a Dentist should help you my husband is saying to me his Wife. I have about $14,000.00+ of dental work. Everyday my husband me what is wrong I have to tell him my teeth and gums are hurting so much that I am very try to tell you.
Do you have any of Paperwork to feel out to see I can get Help? Please can someone write or call me please before I forget of how many of pain pills. Thank you. Sincerely, Linda Marshall.
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DATE: 2/25/2012 12:49:20 PM ... SCREEN NAME: rrrr115@comcast.net
Im in desperate need of 15 teeth removed. I have no dental insurance,and beg anyone for help.I have been in a 14 year relationship with two beautiful sons.We would love to get marred but the only thing that holds us back is our smiles. can any Dentist be willing to make our dream come true? PLEASE!!!
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