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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 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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