If you notice a hole in your tooth, you should call your dentist immediately. This is a serious issue that should be taken care of as soon as possible.
Improper care and poor cleaning can lead to holes in your teeth. Eating poorly, such as candy, junk food or anything too sugary, can wear away at your enamel and make your teeth softer. Without the enamel to shield your teeth, the chances of holes or tooth decay increase.
How can I prevent this?
Thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth 3 times a day after each meal will decrease the likelihood of enamel wear and holes in your teeth. Decreasing your intake of sugary foods will also help tremendously. Opt for fruits instead of candy—they are just as sweet and much healthier for you.
What does this mean?
A hole in your tooth likely means you have a cavity. This is not something you can treat yourself and you should go see a dentist immediately. Even if the hole is not painful, you should still visit your dentist. It is better and cheaper to take care of the hole sooner rather than later when the hole grows or leads to more painful tooth complications.
A dentist will fill the tooth to stop the hole from growing and block it off from any impurities that could cause an infection. Be sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist right away. In the event that the tooth is rotted, the tooth might need to be drilled down and covered with a crown. In very extreme cases, the tooth might even need to be pulled and replaced with a fake tooth.
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