What is dental decay?
Dental Decay, also known as a cavity, is the breakdown of the teeth's enamel by acids produced by bacteria in the mouth. This bacteria in our mouth make acid from the sugars and carbohydrates that we eat. When this acid sits on our teeth for too long it can begin to eat away at the enamel that protects our teeth.
Dental Plaque is a sticky film that builds up on our teeth every day. Plaque is home to the millions of bacteria that make the acid on our teeth. This is why it is so important to brush our teeth two times a day. We have to brush away the plaque that coats our teeth every day.
What causes cavities?
We all know that eating too much sugar is not good for our teeth but have you ever wondered why? Watch this fun informational video to find out what causes cavities and what you can do to prevent them.
How to prevent dental decay:
Dental decay is the number one most common chronic childhood disease even though it is preventable.
There are four important things that you can do to prevent decay. Follow the following steps to ensure a
|1. Brush your teeth two times a day for two minutes each time.
||2. Floss your teeth at least once a day.
|3. Drink water throughout the day and make healthy food choices
|| 4. Visit the dentist two times a year for a check-up and a cleaning.