September 16, 2020
Teeth, unlike bones, do not regenerate well. When decay strikes, it often means that the tooth is must be repaired by removing the decay and “filling” the tooth with a material such as a porcelain crown or a composite material. Decay does not “go away” and has to be removed or it spreads throughout the tooth. Prevention is the only way to guarantee that you do not get decay. The white layer you brush daily is the enamel and that enamel protects the layer below, the dentin. The dentin is calcified tissue and that dentin along with the enamel protect he fleshy part underneath. If the decay penetrates those layers, then you get a toothache. That fleshy part reacts and sometimes can be repaired with a root canal. So, to avoid the pain of deep tooth decay, and many times, save your tooth, then brush two to three times a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
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