Your smile is an important aspect of your personality. A good smile enhances your looks and image. And healthy, sparkling teeth make a good smile outstanding. But the reverse is true as well. Good looking teeth may take more than brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist regularly. Especially as there are other things that can damage your teeth and gums and seriously undermine an otherwise good smile. Here are 8 of the most notorious.
Tooth Decay We all know that the most common cause of a toothache is tooth decay. Pain begins when the decay creates a cavity and reaches the nerves that lie in the inner layer of the tooth. A damaged dentin exposes the nerves, which can cause acute pain. When the pain progresses from an ache to a sharp tinge, the tooth decay may have reached the center of the tooth.