I have severe issues with tooth decay and had 3 teeth pulled already from having whipple's disease the bacteria is commonly found in our saliva and in our gums. The bacteria causes organic decomposition. Increase your intake of vitamin c and I highly recommend using pine needle oil. You can even take it further if you want by using peroxide as mouthwash. Don't use any alcohol based kind it will only make your dry mouth worse. Whipples disease is known to cause scurvy. Look it up or Google it it's the truth. I would stay as far away from a dentist office as possible their offices are filled with t. whipplei bacteria it's commonly found when performing root canals. I believe the dentist offices are the ones spreading this to more people as well as hospitals. Hope this info helps you.