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Although early tooth decay normally causes no symptoms, signs of more advanced tooth decay may include a toothache, visible holes in the teeth, pain when biting down, tooth sensitivity and staining of the teeth, accordin... More »

Tooth decay occurs due to the formation of plaque on the teeth and gums, notes WebMD. Bacteria in plaque feed on the sugars in the food, making acids that attack the teeth and destroy the enamel. More »

Prevent baby-bottle tooth decay by limiting the child's access to sweets in the bottle, practicing good oral hygiene and breaking bad habits. Protecting a baby's primary teeth is essential to good oral health for his lif... More »

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According to the American Association of Endodontists, tooth pain when biting down can indicate dental issues that include cracked teeth, tooth decay, damaged tooth pulp or loose fillings. It is important for individuals... More »