Tooth Decay

Published on April 20, 2012 by

Teeth are essentially indestructible under the correct conditions. However in the living person the teeth are continuously being assaulted by microbial challenges which make dental caries and other dental infections, primarily gingivitis and periodontitis, rank as the most universal affliction of man. T
he discomfort caused by these infections, and their enormous cost (ranking third in medical costs, only behind heart disease and cancer in the United States), give dental diseases this status despite their non-life-threatening nature. Even though these diseases are not life-threatening, they can drastically diminish quality of life, diet and nutrient intake, and systemic health.

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