Tooth Decay: What is It?

Tooth decay is the destruction of your tooth enamel, the hard, outer layer of your teeth. It can be a problem for children, teens and adults. Plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, constantly forms on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel. The stickiness of the plaque keeps these acids in contact with your teeth and over time the enamel can break down. This is when cavities can form. Cavities are more common among children, but changes that occur with aging make cavities an adult problem, too.
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Top 5 Dental Tips All New Mom’s Should Know About Their Newborn Child

1. Schedule an oral health risk assessment The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advised parents to¬†schedule an appointment with the child’s primary physician¬†to determine the baby’s risk of developing oral maladies. During this visit, the doctor will evaluate the child’s chances of incurring cavities, looking at both the hard and soft tissues, and create a fluoride plan to ascertain how much of this mineral the baby should be exposed to. According to the AAPD, babies should undergo this evaluation no later than 6 months of age, and moms and dads should view this as an opportunity to ask questions and
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