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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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What Are the Signs of Tooth Decay?

September 13, 2012 MiswakTooth Decay

What Causes Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay won't develop in your mouth unless you have teeth that have become weakened by acids. Most dentists won't tell you this, but it is your diet that mainly influences whether or not you get cavities and not genetics.


What you do eat, as well as what you don't eat plays a stronger role than genetics in determining the health of your teeth. Most dentists will tell you that plaque and bacteria are the primary causes of tooth decay. In my opinion, these are only secondary causes. The real causes of tooth decay are an acidic (sugar-loving) diet and not giving your body the adequate nutrition it needs to maintain strong and healthy teeth and bone structure. If you have a

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Causes of Tooth Decay

August 28, 2012 Tooth Decay

What Really Causes Tooth Decay?


For the last four or five decades, the dental community has been fighting cavities the same way. Rather than treating the real cause of tooth decay, dentists usually just treat the symptoms. The symptoms of unhealthy teeth are tooth decay and bacterial infections. When teeth are healthy, they rarely succumb to cavities and tooth decay.


Tooth decay isn’t caused by plaque and bacteria. Rather, tooth decay is a process that begins when your teeth start to become demineralized. As they demineralize, phosphate and calcium ions are leached out of your teeth. When enough of these ions are lost, it causes the structure of your tooth enamel to

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What Causes Cavities to Develop In Your Gumline?

August 28, 2012 Tooth Decay

One of the most painful areas of your mouth to develop a cavity is right along the gumline. It often surprises people when they have cavities at their gumline. Cavities can develop in this area very quickly. Often they will develop when there is a lot of plaque along the gumline. Plaque itself doesn't cause cavities, but in the presence of sugars and acids, it helps to demineralize your teeth faster. Once your teeth are completely demineralized, it makes it easy for structural cavities to form and become infected.


What Causes Gumline Cavities to Develop?


If you look at the structure of the tooth, the enamel is really thick near the top of the tooth. When it comes to

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How to Stop Tooth Decay

August 28, 2012 MiswakTooth Decay

If you’re wondering how to stop tooth decay, there are at least five different proven methods to do it. Some methods work better than others. In this article, we’ll talk about natural methods that will help you to stop tooth decay and cavities. Even if they have already started, you’ll be able to reverse and cure them naturally.


What Causes Tooth Decay?


Dentists will often tell you that tooth decay is caused by bacteria and plaque buildup. Unfortunately, this is not the case. If it was, then brushing your teeth would make your teeth 100% immune to cavities. The real cause of cavities and tooth decay is having weak tooth enamel in an acidic mouth. Once your tooth

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