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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Why do I get pain in lower teeth with gum recession and redness in tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in the gums and lower teeth. I also note some redness at the base of the tongue. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonali Kinikar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and also saw the image you had sent. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have pain in the gums and teeth, also redness at the base of the tongue. Causes for the gum pain are: 1. Improper oral hygiene because of which you have gu...  Read Full »

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