Why Does a Tooth Die: Understanding a Tooth Abscess

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First of all, what the heck is a tooth abscess?  Generally a tooth abscess occurs when a tooth dies (rest in peace little buddy).  When the tooth dies, an infection forms at the root tip.  This infection, if left untreated, eats away at the bone in the jaw and can cause you to lose the tooth.

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How to Help Prevent Decay in Adult Teeth

If you find that you are an adult that seems to be riddled with tooth decay every time you come in for your cleaning and check up, it’s time that you change some habits or start some new habits to help you fix that issue.

One major thing that causes decay in adult teeth is drinking sugar laden or acidic beverages. Yes, they are so good and sometimes you really need that can of Mountain Dew to perk you up. But, the sugar and acid from those drinks sit on your teeth and cause decay. If you feel the need to drink these kinds of things, and that includes coffee due to its acidity (coffee has a pH of 3.5, neutral is 7) it’s best to drink them quickly instead of sipping them so sugar and acid aren’t constantly coating your teeth over a long period of time. Other ways to help prevent decay:

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