Dental Care

Tooth Decay

Plaque and tooth decay Plaque, unless removed by thorough brushing and flossing, leads to decay. The bacterial activity occurring in plaque produces an acid by-product which, ultimately erodes the tough tooth enamel. Stage 1: Tiny areas of decay, or caries, develop. It is harder to clean and remove plaque from these spots, therefore the acidic erosion continues.…

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