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How much is green tea really good against tooth decay?

Green tea, or any real tea made from the Camellia sinensis plant, has many advantages as a go-to beverage. It itself does not contain significant amounts of sugar, it has an enamel preserving pH ...
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Ways to reverse a cavity before it goes rotten?

Mainly with fluoridated toothpaste and sugar restriction. See http://www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/dental-sealants http://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/advocating-for-the-public/...
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restoring a live tooth

No, there is no evidence in reputable sources that any diet can restore a partially removed tooth to a full tooth again. Any source you do encounter which proposes such a possibility is highly likely ...
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Pain relating to Root Canal Treatment

Root canal procedure (RCT) is a common endodontic procedure in dentistry, done when the caries or the infection has reached the pulp. A tooth has two parts- crown and a root. Now going from outside to ...
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What does fluoride toothpaste do to the dentin on the teeth?

This is usually seen in clinical settings: a child is left with an untreated enamel caries. Then the lesion progress and the lesion is cavitated. The dentin then start to react, ocludding the dentinal ...
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I'm afraid of going to dentist

When you go to the dentist the first thing she will do is not to fix that cavity, but an inspection of your teeth. This will give you a chance to meet and talk to the dentist before anything gets ...
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Dental Braces : Urgent Advise Needed

If the bracket is removed all the way and is not cemented you can remove it carefully. You should be fine but I have had this happen before. Just open the tiny latch on the bracket and place bracket ...
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I'm afraid of going to dentist

Dental Student here, I highly recommend that you go see the dentist. First if the cavity gets into the pulp, you will need Root Canal Therapy to save that tooth, plus a core, and crown. Which is ...
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What does cavity look like on X ray?

Bottom row, second from the front, right at the gum line. See the darkened wedge-shaped area on the right edge of the tooth in the enlargement below? That is exactly what it looks like: a hole in the ...
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