Doctor Answers (2) on Tooth problem
The cavities may be a number of different colors from yellow to black.
This occurs due to acid made from food debris or sugar on the tooth surface.
Simple sugars in food are these bacteria's primary energy source and thus a diet high in simple sugar is a risk factor.
If mineral breakdown is greater than build up from sources such as saliva, caries results.
Symptoms may include pain and difficulty with eating.
Complications may include inflammation of the tissue around the tooth, tooth loss, and infection or abscess formation.
Prevention includes: regular cleaning of the teeth, a diet low in sugar, and small amounts of fluoride.
Brushing the teeth two times per day and flossing between the teeth once a day is recommended by many.
Fluoride may be from water, salt or toothpaste among other sources.
Treating a mother's dental caries may decrease the risk in her children by decreasing the numbers of certain bacteria.
Screening can result in earlier detection.
Depending on the extent of destruction, various treatments can be used to restore the tooth to proper function.
Kindly do visit your nearby dentist for further information. Hope this answer solves your query!! Take care!!!