Tooth decay occurs when specific types of bacteria produce acid which destroys the tooth's enamel and the dentin. Bacteria live in our mouths and build up on the teeth in a sticky film called dental plaque. When we eat and drink, these bacteria produce acids, which dissolve the protective layer. The acid removes minerals from the enamel, which cause a cavity. Decay begins in the main portion of the tooth and as the enamel is broken down . Brushing will reduce the amount of dental plaque and bacteria in your mouth. Eat less sugar, Use of fluoride toothpaste, use mouth rinses to reduce the bacteria in mouth.There is two way to treat the tooth decay 1. Apply sealants/fillings on molars. In more serious cases, a root canal may be done.
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