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What Types of Bacteria Cause Cavities and Tooth Decay?

March 26, 2013 MiswakTooth DecayXylitol

The bacteria in your mouth most often blamed for creating cavities are called Streptococcus Mutans. This bacteria can react very quickly with sugars, to break them down into acids. Over time, acids can demineralize your teeth, and create cavities. Every time you eat candy, or processed sugars, the percentage of harmful bacteria in your mouth increases. Even a lot of  ‘diet’ foods and drinks can be fermented and turn into acids as well. Once an area of your tooth is completely demineralized, it destroys the tooth's structural integrity and a cavity is formed. These cavities can then become infected by the bacteria which can cause cavities to grow even faster. Tooth infection can cause your teeth a lot of pain.

There are more bacteria living in your mouth, than there are people living on

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Loosing Your Teeth Can Cause Memory Loss

August 7, 2012 Tooth Decay

Are you serious? Can tooth loss really cause us to lose our memories? If a dentist yanks out one of my teeth, does it mean I'm going to lose some of the precious recollections stored in my brain? What if I lose all of my teeth? Does that mean I wouldn't be able to recall my past? Not even my own name?

Maybe I was a wee bit exaggerating there. But really? Is there a connection between tooth loss and memory loss? Swedish and Norwegian studies seem to indicate so. These studies, as published by  the European Journal of Oral Sciences, revealed that the "number of natural teeth was positively associated with performance on episodic memory, recall as well as cognition" . This means that the number of teeth we have can actually affect our ability to recall past events. This must be why

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