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Tooth Decay, Rancho Cucamonga CA

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What is Tooth Decay?

  • Tooth decay is the destruction of tooth enamel.
  • It is caused when foods with carbohydrates (sugars and starches) like milk, soda, raisins, sport drink’s, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth.
  • The bacteria in the mouth thrive on these foods, which produce acids when combined with these types of carbohydrates.
  • Over time, these acids will destroy the tooth enamel, causing tooth decay.

Diagram showing the progression of tooth decay

How Do I Prevent Tooth Decay?

  • Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss in between your teeth daily.
  • Maintain a healthy diet and limit snacking.
  • Consult your dentist regarding supplemental fluoride, and dental sealants which helps strengthen your teeth and prevent decay.
  • Maintain regular check ups with your dentist for professional cleanings and oral examination.