Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthDental · 2 months ago

Can missing one night of teeth brushing (here and there) by accident give you a bad cavity suddenly?

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  • 2 months ago

    No. It takes several acid attacks eventually to break through the outer enamel surface. Once it makes its way into the inner tooth structure, the dentin, this process proceeds much more rapidly, as the dentin is much softer.

    So the time to stop the process is before it starts, by removing food particles, especially the carbohydrates, from the teeth quickly. This means brushing after snacks as well as after meals.

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  • Eva
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    2 months ago

    Cavities don't happen suddenly and missing one night would not cause one.

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  • Tulip
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    2 months ago

    How can you miss brushing by accident???

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  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    More than likely, no.

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  • 2 months ago

    no. one night won't kill you, if it is a constant thing tho then i would be concerned

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  • 2 months ago

    Not necessarily i dont think. Some ppl may be more prone to cavities than others btw

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  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    "Here and there" - what's your definition of that?

    Once a month - no

    Four times a week - terrible routine.

    Cavities take time to form and don't come on "suddenly"

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