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Top 10 Foods That Contribute to Tooth Decay

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What You Should Know

Dental caries or tooth decay is the leading cause of tooth loss in children. Tooth decay is directly linked to demineralization. Bacteria, which are normally present in the mouth, convert food, especially starches and sugars, into acids. The acids, bacteria, food debris and saliva combine to form plaque. Demineralization results from prolonged exposure of these acids on tooth enamel. Since plaque starts forming 20 minutes after eating, proper and regular oral hygiene is important. But what and when you eat can contribute to tooth decay.

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