Dental Care

How does plaque cause tooth decay?

From plaque to tooth decay Tooth decay can develop when plaque is not removed. Plaque is a clear film that coats the teeth; it is produced by the bacteria living in our mouths. Particles of our food stick to this film, in turn becoming food for these bacteria. The bacteria feed, release acids as they…

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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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