Your teeth are exceptionally strong, but without the proper care they can be easily damaged. Learn how a few simple steps can help avoid tooth decay.
- A buildup of plaque on your teeth can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
- Fruit juice and fizzy drinks are acidic and cause enamel to dissolve.
- Pure water and milk are the only things that don't damage your teeth.
- To prevent tooth decay and gum disease you should brush your teeth twice a day and avoid sugary foods.
When you consume sugary foods and drinks, bacteria on your teeth multiply.
They form a sticky coating, called plaque, shown here by a dye that stains it yellow, though normally it's almost invisible.
If it's not removed regularly, it can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
Accumulates on tooth surface
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