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How to prevent tooth decay

Have you had your tooth extracted because of tooth decay? It must have been painful. Tooth decay, a damage that occurs when germs or bacteria in your mouth make acids that eat away at a tooth, can affect you body. It can affect your performance at work and that of your kids at school. If left untreated, the decay can cause the tooth to abscess leading to an infection. In rare instances, death can occur due to the spread of the infection to the brain. Therefore, regular visits to the dentist are important to diagnose and treat tooth decay.

This poll is a fun way to learn how to prevent tooth decay. Enjoy participating.

  • Question of

    Can you give up a favorite snack if it causes tooth decay?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you think chocolates can cause tooth decay?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you take sweets often?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you brush and floss your teeth regularly?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you smoke often?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you take soda drinks all the time?

    • Yes
    • No

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  1. Taking care of your teeth is as important and time consuming as taking care of your physical health and skin.But people tend to ignore or neglect this part.

    I too have to suffer and have a dental surgery before doing something. (But still I wasn’t diligent in it…oops)

    ANyway, a quick tip, if you’re too lazy or busy to brush your teeth, at least do a thorough gargle. (Best if with mouthwash or salt water)

  2. Other things can come into play, too. When I was growing up, the water we drank was nearly pure. It lacked the minerals children need as they are growing. The National Park System (I grew up in a US National Park) only let the parents know that they should give their children mineral supplements, when I was 12 years old. By that time, the damage was done. All three of my siblings and all of the people I grew up with had teeth with exceptionally weak and thin enamel on our teeth, as I did. The result was that I needed extractions and dentures by the time I was 30. The same was true of both sisters and my brothers.

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