Why is My Teeth Decaying?

Unfortunately, along with your teeth, tongue and salvia is the presence of bacteria in your mouth.  That bacteria grows because of the sugar based foods that is consumed.  When the bacteria uses that “sugary” food to live and reproduce, that bacteria produces acids that is able to dissolve the enamel layer of the tooth. 

Sugar based items is not limited to licorice and cake.  Any carbohydrate eventually is decompressed to simple sugars that include glucose and fructose.  Foods that break down into simple sugars in the mouth are called “fermentable carbohydrates.”  These are foods like cakes, candy, and cokes, to name a few. The bacteria in the mouth turn the sugars in those foods into acids.  These acids begin to eat at and dissolve the material of the teeth.  Unfortunately, the more you eat, the more times your teeth are exposed to an acid attack.

That acid attack is what leads to tooth decay.  The acid starts to dissolve the calcium and phosphates inside the mouth, a white spot may appear on the enamel in that weakened area.  The loss of the minerals develops beneath the surface of the enamel even though the surface may still be smooth. A dose of flouride may repair that attack at that stage, but once the decay breaks through the enamel to cause a cavity, that damage is permanent. 

Dr. Coates has many options to address those with cavities.  With an office in Long Beach, dental Implants or even cosmetic dentistry veneers are just a few of the option that Dr. Coates may suggest to correct this case.  With years of quality service practicing the disciplines of dental in Long Beach Ca, Dr. Coates is available to address your dentistry needs.



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