Anna Witanto, D.D.S. -- Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Facts

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Tooth Decay

Occurs when teeth are frequently exposed to foods containing carbohydrates (starches) and sugars like soda pop, candy, ice cream, milk, cakes, juices.

Natural bacteria in the mouth + sugar -> acid + overtime -> weakens & dissolves enamel -> tooth decay

Prevention :

  • cut down on sweets and between-meal snacks,
  • brush after every meal and daily flossing,
  • fluoridated toothpaste,
  • water and mouth rinse,
  • regular dental check up,
  • concentrated fluoride gels.

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