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Dr. Luri Lee graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Biology. She then continued her education at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. During her time in dental school, Dr. Lee was the recipient of the Spencer N. Frankl Scholarship for her strong academic performance and active participation in the school and community. Following dental school, Dr. Lee stayed at Boston University to complete a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program. In 2020 Dr. Lee was recognized among the “10 Under Ten” by the Massachusetts Dental Society for her contributions to the dental community and her volunteer work in Panama. Dr. Lee is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry.

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  • My gums bleed when I brush my teeth

  • Toothbrushing causes bleeding

  • Bleeding from the gums after brushing teeth

  • Blood comes out when brushing teeth

  • Gum redness

  • Blood from the gums during brushing

  • Bleeding after brushing teeth

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is dental caries?

Dental caries occur when the hard outer layer of your tooth, the enamel, gets destroyed, sometimes forming small holes or cavitations. Common causes include eating and drinking sugary foods, frequent snacking, dry mouth and poor oral hygiene.

Symptoms of dental caries

  • Gum bleeding when brushing teeth

  • Toothache when chewing hard food

  • Toothache

  • Areas in the mouth tingle when eating hot or cold foods

  • Red gums

  • Bad breath

  • Facial pain

  • Previous or active smoker

Questions your doctor may ask to check for dental caries

  • Do your gums bleed when brushing?

  • Do you have tooth pain when biting on something hard?

  • Are you experiencing tooth pain?

  • Do you have painful spots or boils in your mouth when eating hot or cold food?

  • Are your gums red?

Treatment for dental caries

Treatment includes improved dental hygiene, dietary changes, and dental procedures such as fillings, crowns, root canals, or even tooth removal in severe cases.

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References

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    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(07)60031-2/fulltext

  • Mathur VP, Dhillon JK. Dental Caries: A Disease Which Needs Attention. Indian J Pediatr. 2018 Mar;85(3):202-206. doi: 10.1007/s12098-017-2381-6. Epub 2017 Jun 23. PMID: 28643162.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12098-017-2381-6

  • Kutsch VK. Dental caries: an updated medical model of risk assessment. J Prosthet Dent. 2014 Apr;111(4):280-5. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2013.07.014. Epub 2013 Dec 10. PMID: 24331852.

    https://www.thejpd.org/article/S0022-3913(13)00269-2/fulltext

  • Gao X, Jiang S, Koh D, Hsu CY. Salivary biomarkers for dental caries. Periodontol 2000. 2016 Feb;70(1):128-41. doi: 10.1111/prd.12100. PMID: 26662487.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/prd.12100

  • Balaji SM. Dental caries: Research perspective. Indian J Dent Res. 2018 Jan-Feb;29(1):3. doi: 10.4103/ijdr.IJDR_61_18. PMID: 29442078.

    https://www.ijdr.in/article.asp?issn=0970-9290;year=2018;volume=29;issue=1;spage=3;epage=3;aulast=Balaji

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Luri Lee, DMD

Luri Lee, DMD (Dentistry)

Dr. Luri Lee graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Biology. She then continued her education at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. During her time in dental school, Dr. Lee was the recipient of the Spencer N. Frankl Scholarship for her strong academic performance and active participation in the school and community. Following dental school, Dr. Lee stayed at Boston University to complete a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program. In 2020 Dr. Lee was recognized among the “10 Under Ten” by the Massachusetts Dental Society for her contributions to the dental community and her volunteer work in Panama. Dr. Lee is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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