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  Tooth Decay
Tooth decay (cavities or caries) is a progressive disease which often begins in very young children.
Tooth Decay: a preventable disease - Susan Buckland, DDS -
Tooth decay is the disease known as caries or cavities.
www.health-nexus.com /tooth_decay.htm   (178 words)

 Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine: Tooth decay
Tooth decay, which is also called dental cavities or dental caries, is the destruction of the outer surface (enamel) of a tooth.
Decay results from the action of bacteria that live in plaque, which is a sticky, whitish film formed by a protein in saliva (mucin) and sugary substances in the mouth.
Tooth decay in pits and fissures may be differentiated from dark shadows in the crevices of the chewing surfaces by a dye that selectively stains parts of the tooth that have lost mineral content.
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 Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is immune-mediated inflammatory destruction of teeth infected with bacteria.
The rate of decay is determined primarily by the degree of the bacterial-triggered immune response countered by the anti-inflammatory buffering systems.
Tooth decay, along with the stereotype of the shrinking, thin-skinned, cranky old person, is created by the acid-forming catabolic chronic stress response.
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 Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Although tooth decay is not as common as it used to be, it is still one of the most common diseases in children.
Tooth decay is caused by germs (bacteria) and sugars from food or liquids building up on a tooth.
Baby bottle tooth decay occurs when a child's teeth are exposed to sugary liquids, such as formula, fruit juices, and other sweetened liquids for a continuous, extended period of time.
healthlink.mcw.edu /article/930973627.html   (512 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | Medical notes | Tooth decay
Tooth decay, known technically as dental caries, is one of the most common health complaints in the world.
It is thought that tooth decay only became a widespread problem with the establishment of sugar plantations in the 18th century, and worsened with the subsequent widespread cultivation of sugar beet in Europe.
The decayed or weakened area is removed and repaired and a covering jacket - the crown - is fitted over the remainder of the tooth.
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 Look, no cavities !
The incidence of tooth decay can be greatly reduced, to the extent that it may be totally eliminated in most cases.
Once decay has started and a cavity has formed, it becomes necessary to treat it to prevent the process from extending further.
When decay is limited to enamel: Treatment at this initial stage is preventive in nature because it will stop the decay process from extending to deeper areas of the tooth.
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 Welcome to CJW Medical Center's Web Site
Tooth decay is caused by bacteria interacting with food particles left on the surface of the tooth.
Tooth decay that is stopped before it reaches the dentin (second layer of the tooth) will repair itself.
Tooth decay that reaches the pulp and/or root of the tooth is treated with a root canal:
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 Health Info
Tooth decay is damage to the enamel of your teeth.
Tooth decay can be classified by the location of the decay on the tooth.
Tooth decay is completely preventable through good dental care, which includes regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits for cleaning and checkups.
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 Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay in your child, Dr. James Wilcox, DDS, Joliet, Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This section of our site is to help educate you about the dangers of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, and the simple effective measures you can take to prevent this painful and dangerous condition from happening to your child.
Baby bottle tooth decay is a dental condition that can destroy the teeth of an infant or young child.
Decay in primary teeth can affect our child's erupting permanent teeth, cause pain, and can be associated with general health problems in some children.
www.thekidsdds.com /decay.htm   (774 words)

 What is tooth decay?
The formation of tooth decay ("cavities") can be a significant problem some individuals, either as children or adults.
Tooth decay can, however, be prevented to a very great degree if a person just understands and practices a very few basic concepts.
In short, tooth decay is a location on a tooth where so much of the tooth's mineral content as been dissolved away that a defect (a hole or a "cavity") has developed.
www.animated-teeth.com /tooth_decay/t1_tooth_decay_cavities.htm   (717 words)

 Tooth Decay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tooth decay occurs when your teeth are frequently exposed to foods containing carbohydrates (starches and sugars) like soda pop, candy, ice cream, milk, cakes, and even fruits, vegetables and juices.
These acids damage tooth enamel over time by dissolving, or demineralizing, the mineral structure of teeth, producing tooth decay and weakening the teeth.
And because the area around a restored portion of a tooth is a good breeding ground forbacteria, those with a lot of fillings have a higher chance of developing tooth decay.
www.trimacdental.com /toothdecay.htm   (670 words)

 Baby Tooth Decay
Tooth decay in infants and young children is called Baby Bottle Tooth Decay.
Often the decay is caused by giving a baby a bottle of milk, juice, or sweetened liquid and letting the liquid remain in the child's mouth for a long period of time, such as naptime or bedtime.
Decay occurs when liquids with any sugar, such as milk or fruit juice, are given to the baby and left to sit on the baby's teeth for long periods of time.
www.ddschan.com /TheLibrary/BabyToothDecay.htm   (419 words)

 What causes tooth decay?
The answer is, the demineralization of a tooth is caused by acids, acids that are created by certain types of bacteria that live in our mouths.
The acid which will demineralize a tooth and hence cause tooth decay formation is the acid which seeps in the other direction, on through the plaque down to the tooth's surface.
This acid will be held right up against the tooth and because down at this depth there is less dilution, buffering, or washing away by saliva the acid will be in very concentrated form (a pH of 4 or lower).
www.animated-teeth.com /tooth_decay/t2_tooth_decay_caries.htm   (830 words)

 DentEME - Tooth Decay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The study concluded in 1958 that showed that the true cause of tooth decay was white refined sugar.
Tooth decay is primarily caused by white refined sugar, but a secondary cause may be from corn sugar.
Tooth decay bacteria thrive in acids, so to reduce tooth decay, change the diet and environment to be more alkaline.
www.denteme.com /toothdecay.htm   (718 words)

 Bacteria and Tooth Decay
Bacteria and tooth decay is one of the most common of all disorders, second only to the common cold.
Cavities are usually painless until they grow very large inside the internal structures of the tooth (the dentin and the pulp at the core) and can cause death of the nerve and blood vessels in the tooth.
If plaque and bacteria are left on the teeth, cavities can develop and untreated tooth decay can result in death of the internal structures of the tooth and ultimately the loss of the tooth.
www.pureliquidgold.com /bacteria_and_tooth_decay.htm   (385 words)

 Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is the loss of the mineral structure of the tooth due to an infectious disease.
Unlike commonly thought, tooth decay is neither a dietary disease nor resultant from inherited weak teeth.
Lactic acid lower the pH of the saliva and causes the enamel of the tooth to demineralize.
www.reitzdds.com /toothdecay.asp   (218 words)

 Baby Bottle Tooth Decay - DrGreene.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Baby bottle tooth decay can also occur while awake if a child is allowed to walk around with a bottle.
This tooth decay may not seem like a big deal, but these are the only teeth your baby will have during the years when much of the personality and self-image are formed.
Tooth decay can be prevented both by strengthening the enamel and by reducing prolonged exposure to acids.
www.drgreene.com /21_1034.html   (844 words)

 Baby Bottle Tooth Decay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Baby bottle tooth decay is the main type of tooth decay in infants.
Tooth decay occurs when sugar in liquids is in contact with the teeth for a prolonged time.
If tooth decay is not discovered and treated, decay will eventually destroy the teeth and they will break off at the gumline.
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 Topics - Baby Bottle Tooth Decay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Very young children (under the age of two years) often have tooth decay and this condition usually effects the upper front teeth and is caused by frequent and prolonged bottle or breast feeding of the child.
This form of tooth decay is caused by frequent exposure of the child's teeth for long periods of time to liquids containing sugars.
However, it is not just what you put in your child's bottle that causes the tooth decay but how often and for how long a time the child's teeth are exposed to the decay causing acids.
www.drbranam.com /pgeTopic_BabyBottle.htm   (500 words)

 Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Not Prevented by Fluoride
Baby bottle tooth decay (BBTD) is a disease characterized by severe dental caries in the primary dentition that may have significant short-term and long-term implications for the health of children.
Baby bottle tooth decay (BBTD) is a term applied to a specific form of rampant decay associated with inappropriate bottle or breast feeding of infants and young children.
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay (BBTD) is one of the most severe dental problems in children, characterized by a distinctive rampant caries pattern in the primary dentition, in which maxillary incisors and frequently the maxillary and mandibular molars are affected.
www.fluoridealert.org /bbtd.htm   (5913 words)

 Tooth Decay and Repair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tooth decay is caused by a thin, white, sticky film called plaque.
If the decay is not treated early, the cavity will rapidly progress toward the pulp (2) in the central part of the tooth.
X-rays are used to detect hidden areas of tooth decay and possible decay between your teeth.
www.drdwoskin.com /decay.html   (159 words)

 In Your Mouth - Tooth Decay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Decay is a result of the interaction between bacteria which are normally on our teeth and sugars in the everyday diet.
A tooth exposed to this acid will lose mineral, and that loss is the first step toward tooth decay.
If tooth damage is very severe, there may be nerve damage and a stainless steel crown might be required.
www.drbranam.com /pgeOther_ToothDecay.htm   (181 words)

 Dental Health: Tooth Decay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tooth decay usually does not pose a serious health risk if treated early; however, if the decay is allowed to progress, the tooth will likely die, and the spreading infection may result in general blood poising, fever, swelling in the face and neck, and a general feeling of unwell.
More advanced tooth decay may require the dentist to perform a root canal.
If the tooth and underlying bone is severely decayed, then the tooth may need to be extracted.
www.dentalreview.com /Tooth_Decay.htm   (421 words)

 Tooth decay: Can it be caused by nursing?
Palmer also found very little decay in ancient skulls and has concluded from his extensive research that breastfeeding does not cause tooth decay.
Tooth decay in infants, sometimes referred to as "nursing bottle mouth" is thought to be infectious.
When dental decay is repaired, it is theorized that the amount of strep mutans bacteria present in the mouth is reduced, so there is less likelihood of exposing her child to this bacteria that can cause decay.
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 tooth decay
The bacteria produce acid that 'eats away' the calcium in the tooth's enamel and this causes the formation of minute holes (cavities).
As the decay continues, bacteria migrate through the porous dentin and infect the pulp.
Modern dentistry has succeeded in reducing the incidence of tooth decay (dental caries) through water fluoridation, oral hygiene education, and preventive dental care that includes sealants, and conservative restorative treatment.
teeth.showcasecentral.com /tooth-decay.html   (275 words)

 Tooth Decay - Fluoride No Help
"Tooth decay is back -- it's worse than ever -- it's coming to a tooth near you," said a dentist to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) panel convened to evaluate tooth decay research, March 2001.
Most tooth decay research is poorly done, the panel concluded.
Tooth decay is epidemic in poor and minority populations, according to the Surgeon General, the same groups that suffer a disproportionately high amount of almost all recorded diseases including obesity and diabetes -- both linked to sugar overconsumption.
www.icnr.com /ToothDecayIsBack.htm   (437 words)

 Baby Bottle Tooth Decay- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
This is a dental condition that occurs in children between 18 months and 3 years of age as a result of being given a bottle at bedtime, resulting in prolonged exposure of the teeth to milk or juice.
Caries (tooth decay) are formed because pools of milk or juice in the mouth break down to lactic acid and other decay-causing substances.
This condition occurs when the baby's teeth are exposed frequently and over a long period of time to the sugars present in liquids such as milk, formula, and fruit juice.
www.healthcentral.com /encyclopedia/408/445/Baby_Bottle_Tooth_Decay.html   (583 words)

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