Diet and Tooth Decay

What is tooth decay?

What you eat, and how often you eat can affect the development of tooth decay. Tooth decay “also known as a cavity” happens when plaque come into contact with sugar in the mouth, causing acid to attack the teeth. Plaque is a sticky layer of bacteria that forms over your teeth throughout the day.  If the plaque is not removed daily, it can harden and turn into “calculus” which can no longer be removed with a toothbrush.

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