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Common Diseases That Cause Tooth Decay

Posted on 9/5/2022 by SRD Florence
Common Diseases That Cause Tooth DecayTooth decay is among the challenging dental problems among many people. This post offers information on frequent illnesses that contribute to tooth decay.


Anorexia and bulimia are eating disorders that patients should treat as soon as possible since they may be detrimental to a person's body and teeth. Both situations make it challenging to get the nutrition your body requires, which also makes it challenging to keep your teeth healthy. Additionally, these illnesses are linked to vomiting, which raises the mouth's acidity and damages enamel.

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune illnesses result from the body's sometimes violent defense against itself. Many of these conditions have direct or indirect effects on oral health. One instance of an autoimmune disorder directly related to oral health is Sjögren's syndrome.

Patients with this condition are advised to see a dentist at least twice a year for complete exams and to treat issues like tooth decay brought on by inadequate saliva production.

Celiac Disease

Caries and tooth decay brought on by celiac disease can harm enamel. Another complication of celiac disease that can leave yellow or brown stains on the teeth is tooth discoloration.

Also, Banded or pitted teeth are another side effect of this condition. Recurrent canker sores, distinguished by a smooth red tongue and a parched mouth, are another oral sign of celiac disease.

Cancer Radiation Therapy

Patients with more prolonged exposure to radiation therapies, especially neck and head cancer, need special dental care. Radiation can also result in oral ulcers and dry mouth, which increases the risk of cavities and tooth decay.


When stomach acids flow into the mouth and remain there, it erodes the enamel and exposes the dentin, giving the bacteria a chance to attack, resulting in tooth decay. Additionally, gastroesophageal reflux disease, often known as heartburn, may develop. In general, individuals should prioritize their dental health and care to prevent the occurrence of tooth decay.

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