Tooth decay

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When we eat dishes that contain sugars, bacteria in the mouth convert them into acids. Tooth enamel is softened by acids, which can lead to tooth decay. Saliva neutralizes and leeches acids, and as well contains essential minerals that can replace loss which appeared due to acid attack (remineralization process).

If we often eat dishes rich in sugars and drink sweetened drinks, saliva is not able to completely remineralize teeth, and subsequent caries and cavities may appear.


see also: Plaque Tartar Gum diseases Periodontitis Symptoms of periodontitis Enamel Impact of a diet on dental health