Consuming a lot of sugar is a leading cause of dental caries (cavities). The carbohydrate in the sugar acts as a food source for bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria will continue to multiply and produce acids that ultimately damage your teeth's enamel. Even so, most people find it difficult to resist the urge to consume sugary snacks and drinks. Luckily, it's possible to enjoy your junk food and maintain a cavity-free mouth.
Ideally, your teeth are healthy and pain-free, but decay and trauma can lead to many problems, such as cavities. In severe cases, however, the cavity-causing bacteria can reach your tooth's pulp. When this happens, it can easily lead to an infected tooth. If you would like to know more, check out these three signs you have an infected tooth.
1. Pain and Discomfort
Not all infected teeth hurt, but many of them cause severe, intense pain.
Your new Invisalign trays are supposed to do one thing—gradually correct the misalignment of your teeth, with each successive tray repositioning your teeth until the correct alignment has been achieved. It helps that they're not especially noticeable, nor are they uncomfortable. Sure, there can be some mild irritation when you wear them for the first time, or when you change your trays for the next in the series. But this won't be prominent and will be short-lived.