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How Teeth Become Damaged

THE USUAL SUSPECTS

 

 

3 STAGES OF TOOTH DAMAGE

 

When plaque bacteria feed on sugars from food, they produce acid. This acid attacks tooth enamel and makes it weaker. If this process continues, the enamel eventually breaks and a cavity is formed.

Once the acids wear away enamel, the acid and bacteria attack the next layer of the tooth - the dentin. When this layer of the tooth gets exposed, teeth start experiencing pain from sensitivity.

If left untreated, this continues until the inner tooth material, or pulp, is affected. At this advanced stage, a root canal is almost always necessary.

1.NON-STOP NIBBLING
Constant snacking means bacteria have a steady flow of food to convert into enamel-damaging acid.

2.THE DAILY GRIND
Teeth grinding wears down enamel and damages teeth. Mouth guards are a good solution.

3.BRUSHING IT OFF
Over-brushing causes damage by thinning out enamel. This makes teeth brittle and sensitive.

4.PUFF PUFF PLAGUE
Smoking causes tooth staining and increases the risk of oral diseases.

5.BEING A TOOL
For the sake of protecting your teeth, don’t open bottles and packages with them.

6.FINGER FOOD
Biting nails may crack or chip tooth enamel, leading to sensitivity and pain.

7.TALKING DIRTY
Poor oral hygiene leads to plaque accumulation that increases the risk of teeth-damaging cavities.

 

BEAT THE BACTERIA

 

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