Decay occurs when plague, a sticky substance that forms on teeth, combines with the sugars and /or starches of the food we eat. This combination produces acid that attacks tooth enamel leaving behind the cavity and sometimes leading to severe pain. The best way to prevent tooth decay is by brushing twice a day, flossing daily and going for regular dental check-ups. Eating healthy food and avoiding snacks and drinks that are high in sugar are also ways to prevent decay.
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