Dental Info Caramels and chocolates are sticky foods

Sticky foods

Sticky foods generally have a high sugar content. And regularly eating them increases the risk of tooth decay. This is largely because their sticky residue  is not readily washed away by saliva, so the natural bacteria in the mouth can feed on the sugary deposits for longer. This bacterial activity occurs after any eating and drinking and generates an acid which…

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What are acidic foods?

It is the action of acids on tooth enamel that, over time, causes erosion which leads to dental cavities. Acids are produced as the normal bacteria in the mouth digest left-over sugars from food and drink. Or acids can be delivered directly in the foods and drinks we choose. The pH of foods Foods with…

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About the baby teeth

When will we see the first teeth? The following chart provides an estimated time frame for eruption of your baby’s primary teeth (baby teeth) and also when you can expect them to fall out, in order to make way for their adult ones. Upper Teeth Age tooth emerges Age tooth falls out Central incisor 8 to 12 months 6…

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