May 1st, 2013
What Are The Symptoms of Tooth Decay?
August 29, 2012 Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is a lot more common than you would imagine. Symptoms of tooth decay can affect both old and young. Usually tooth decay occurs when bacteria found in your mouth, start to inhabit your teeth. Before this can happen, your teeth have to become weakened first.
A lot of people will tell you that tooth decay is caused by plaque. This is only part of the truth. Tooth decay is caused by acids in your mouth that weaken your tooth enamel. If you can keep acids from occurring in your mouth, you should be able to resist tooth decay symptoms for quite some time.
Once acids are able to penetrate teeth and demineralize them, it makes it easy for cavities to form and for bacteria to move in. If left untreated, cavities tend to get larger over time. The same bacteria that converts sugars to acids in your mouth, typically inhabit space cavities. Cavities provide shelter for the bacteria, and also allow them to grow very quickly. When you get a cavity, you essentially have two choices. One, go to the dentist immediately and try to get the smallest filling that you can. Or two, kill the bacteria that is causing the cavity, and heal your teeth naturally.
A lot of people find it easier to just go to the dentist, even if they just have a small cavity. The downside is that whenever a dentist fixes your teeth, they also do permanent damage. Once a tooth has been drilled, it is more likely to develop into a cavity later on, once the filling comes out of the tooth. There are a lot of dental problems that are caused by dentists. If you can learn how to prevent cavities and tooth decay naturally, you never have to worry about any of these problems destroying your teeth.
One of the most common symptoms of tooth decay is pain. This pain takes place once the infection reaches the pulp, or center of the tooth. A lot of times, this infection can lead to a tooth abscess and may even result in having to have the tooth removed.
If you can build strong enamel by fully remineralizing your teeth, and avoid prolonged contact with acids, you can prevent tooth decay and tooth loss.
It is still a good idea to brush your teeth on a regular basis to control the amount of plaque in your mouth, but if you build strong teeth, you won’t have to worry about them being destroyed. One of the best ways to build strong teeth is with good nutrition. Good nutrition helps your teeth get everything they need to maintain their strength and remineralize.
Treatments for Tooth Decay Symptoms
Most dentists recommend that you have the following treatments: fillings, crowns, and root canals. When there are severe signs of tooth decay, they may also recommend getting your teeth pulled.
The natural treatment is much simpler. If you have a small cavity, simply chew on Miswak for 20 minutes per day. Cavities that have a shallow depth can heal themselves in just a matter of a few weeks.
The worst thing that could happen when you have a cavity, is going to the dentist to have the cavity surgically fixed. If you have to go to the dentist and have the work done, you may also be experiencing more pain, a fractured tooth, a tooth abscess, or increased sensitivity.
There are also a lot of other tricks you can do to help you remineralize your teeth faster. Our book called, Preventing Cavities Naturally focuses on five different ways to naturally prevent cavities and tooth loss. As long as you get started treating them early, it is easy to avoid the negative symptoms of tooth decay.