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Why Are Healthy Teeth So Important

Strong, healthy teeth help you chew the right foods which help you grow. Teeth also help you speak clearly and look your best! Taking care of your teeth helps prevent plaque, a clear film of bacteria or “Sugar Bugs” that stick to your teeth.

After you eat, Sugar Bugs go crazy over the sugar on your teeth, like ants at a picnic. The sugar bugs turn the sugar into acids that eat away tooth enamel, causing holes called cavities.

What can we do to stop the Sugar Bugs?

How Decay Can Take Your Health Away

What is tooth decay, anyway?

Simply put, it’s cavities.

How are cavities created? By the bacteria in your mouth…everyone has bacteria in their mouth to some degree. As icky as that may sound, it’s true. And if your mouth is not regularly cleaned, those bacteria go to work making plaque. Then the plaque gets together with sugars and starches that you eat, and together they conjure up acid.
This acid brew, if left to loiter in your mouth, begins to eat away at your tooth enamel. The enamel is your teeth’s armor against decay. If that armor is destroyed the acid is free to create cavities in your vulnerable, unprotected teeth.

So, how do you keep that decay at bay?

 

 

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