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Tooth Decay

The softening of the tooth enamel caused by permanent damage due to bacteria producing acids is called tooth decay. When you eat sugary food, the bacteria in the mouth break down the sugar and produce acid, which demineralizes the tooth surface resulting in a cavity. Some of the factors that increase the risk of tooth decay are dry mouth, poor oral hygiene, frequent snacking, eating sticky foods, etc.

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Multiple decay in my front teeth is affecting my esthetic. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,So, my teeth have been severely decaying for the past six years. It all started around six years ago. I had dental decay on my front incisors. I am not sure if that is what it is called. I was young, and we are classified as a lower-middle-class family, so due to budgetary constraints,...  Read Full »

Dr. Somya Vats

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dental caries occurs due to a complex interaction between bacteria, fermentable carbohydrates, and many other factors, including teeth and saliva. As you mentioned that your teeth are decaying, there could be multiple factors for that, such as; diet, excessive and frequ...  Read Full »

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