Which foods cause tooth decay?

Which foods cause tooth decay?

Your child’s diet is one of the most important factors in developing dental decay and small changes can make a big difference. In the previous blog post we looked at how foods containing sugar combine with bacteria in plaque to produce acid. If the teeth are subjected to frequent or long periods of acid attack, decay becomes

What causes dental cavities?

What causes dental cavities?

When you consume any food or drink containing carbohydrate, or sugar, the bacteria in the plaque on your teeth metabolise it, producing an acid attack which lasts for at least 20 minutes. The acid dissolves the outer surface layer of the teeth (enamel). The acid attack will be much longer if the food remains stuck

Early Childhood Caries

Is Your Child at Risk for Early Childhood Tooth Decay? The average healthy adult visits the dentist twice a year. The average healthy 2-year-old has never been to the dentist. By kindergarten, 75 percent of children have never seen a dentist, yet dental decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease. The culprit? A