Cavity Care in
Houston, TX

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Cavities All Of A Sudden?

SOMEONE CAN GO THEIR WHOLE LIFE without having a cavity, and seemingly out of nowhere find themselves at the dentist for a filling or two. How does this happen?

Here are some reasons your dental status might be in sudden flux:

Changes In Your Daily Routine

The stress of changes in your daily routine, like starting a new job, starting school, or starting a new habit, can adversely affect your health oral health included. It may even be the reason for the sudden appearance of a cavity.

Stress affects us all differently, but a common side effect is experiencing a dry mouth. When your mouth is dry, there is an absence of saliva, which helps neutralize the acids in your mouth that cause tooth decay and cavities. If you’re experiencing some of these changes or exercising more than usual, make sure you’re getting enough water to drink throughout the day to prevent a dry mouth.

A New Diet

Another reason for unforeseen cavities may be a change in diet. Are you consuming more acidic foods or drinks? Some common culprits are citrus fruits, tomato sauce, and sports drinks. What about more frequent consumption of sugar or soda? The amount of sugar you eat matters less to dental health as the time of exposure does. Sipping on soda all day can be worse than eating a large chocolate bar all at once.

Illness

If you have a sore throat or the flu, sucking on cough drops all day long can easily cause cavities. Chemotherapy is also a common offender and in many cases results in dry mouth, making one more prone to cavities.

Changes In Dental Habits

Are you brushing and flossing your teeth regularly and with the proper technique? This one goes without saying. Make sure your home hygiene routine is up to par.

Avoid over brushing as it can damage your teeth and may result in cavities. If you brush more vigorously than necessary, you risk cutting away the protective enamel of the tooth, making it more vulnerable to decay.

Gum recession is also a result of overly aggressive brushing. Receding gums expose the root of the tooth that is usually below the gumline. The root does not have the enamel covering the rest of your tooth, which protects it from cavities.

Additionally, if you’ve recently gotten braces, you may have noticed that it’s harder to floss and brush than it used to be. Talk to us about how you can improve your technique so that braces don’t interfere with your dental hygiene.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Cavities

  1. Cavities are a bacterial infection. When the bacteria is allowed to sit on your teeth for long enough, it ferments and produces acids that demineralize your teeth, eating a hole into the bone.
  2. Chewing sugarless gum helps prevent cavities. The act of chewing gum stimulates saliva production. Saliva works to clean and break down the plaque on your teeth, and it also repairs tooth enamel.
  3. Cavities are the most common disease in the world. They also are the reason for most school absences related to health in children.
  4. Drinking tap water strengthens your teeth. Unlike bottled water, public water is fluoridated; the fluoride content in tap water helps to strengthen tooth enamel, which protects your teeth from cavities. (You can still filter the tap water without losing its fluoride content.)
  5. Kissing can cause cavities. Because cavities are caused by bacteria, exchanging saliva and making contact with another person’s mouth increases the likelihood of infection. This is most commonly seen when a person who usually has good oral health starts dating someone who is much more negligent in taking care of their teeth. The former can end up with cavities because of the bacteria received from the latter. On a similar note, parents who might taste baby food before giving it to their children are transferring bacteria from their mouths into their babies mouths, increasing the chance of cavities.

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