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What was the leading cause of death in the 19th century?

tooth decay


Does sugar cause tooth decay?

Yes, sugar is one of the leading causes of tooth decay. It is very important to brush your teeth after every meal to avoid tooth decay.


Is streptococcus mutans considered armed or dangerous?

It's a leading cause of tooth decay.


Do lemons cause tooth decay?

They don't cause tooth decay, the way some food do, but any acidic food; lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit, et.al, can eat away at the enamel, leading to dental difficulties.


Can tooth decay be caused by microorganisms?

Yes. In fact, microorganisms are the primary cause of tooth decay.


Does chemotherapy cause tooth decay?

Chemotherapy can lead to stomatitis and increase the risk of tooth decay.


Does soda make your teeth soft?

Anything with sugar can cause caries (decay). Sugar combines with bacteria in your mouth and saliva and becomes acidic. It causes enamel loss and decay. Sugar is the leading cause of tooth decay. In addition, the carbonation in such beverages can wear away tooth enamel.


Does alcohol cause tooth decay?

If it is fizzy or a beer it will give a tooth decay.(if you drink too much)


Does morphine cause tooth decay?

no it doesnt


Can kissing cause tooth decay?

no not at all


Can semen cause tooth decay?

Ummm, no.


Do antibiotics cause tooth decay?

Yes


Why is candy harmful?

It can cause tooth decay.


Can high fructose corn syrup cause tooth decay?

Yes. Anything with sugar in it (fructose is a kind of sugar) can cause tooth decay.


Can excessive antibiotic use cause tooth decay in adults?

no it doesn't cause decay in adults


Does chocolate prevent tooth decay?

Nope, in fact it helps to cause tooth decay, because of all the sugar in it.


How does plaque cause tooth decay?

When you eat food it builds up and you dont brush u will get tooth decay


Causes for tooth decay and its prevention?

acids cause tooth decay u can prevent from drinking acidy drinks


Do some microbes cause tooth decay?

The main microbe or bacteria associated with tooth decay is streptococcus mutans.


Can medications cause tooth decay?

Medications do not typically 'cause' dental decay, however, some medications can cause a decrease in salivary production. Saliva is important in neutralizing acids that cause decay. Therefore, some medications can contribute to the incidence of tooth decay.


What is the leading cause of tooth decay in elderly?

Dry mouth (xerostomia) from medications can lead to tooth decay. Lack of dexterity can also make toothbrushing and flossing more difficult. Root caries are very popular among the elderly.


The consumption of sugar is a major cause of?

tooth decay


Do flouride toothpaste cause tooth decay?

No, it reduces it.


Does methamphetamine cause tooth decay?

Not to all users, but it can.


What bacteria cause tooth decay?

The start of tooth decay is caused by two groups of bacteria Streptococcus Mutans and Lactobacillus.