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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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Kindly suggest the methods to cure bad breath.

Query: Hello doctor, I have bad breath. I use mint and mouth freshener but they only last for an hour or two. I brushes a couple of times a day, nothing seems to be working. I have sinus and acidity problem too.  Read Full »

Dr. Georgios Chatzopoulos

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Bad breath is a common and a very irritating symptom of patients seeking dentist's help. Mint and mouth freshener are only short-term solutions. The long-term and permanent solution is to fight the reason that causes halitosis (the scientific term for bad breath). Bad ...  Read Full »

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