Foods that Combat Tooth Decay and Ones to Stay Away From

Tooth decay has been drastically reduced in recent years. Yet, it’s still important to be mindful that dental plaque is the top culprit that is a leading cause of tooth decay. Dental plaque forms very quickly in your mouth and releases acid that penetrates tooth enamel. When not properly addressed in a timely fashion, dental plaque can form calculus, tartar and tooth decay. This is one reason why it is important to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, floss once a day and use mouthwash at bedtime.   In addition, there are some foods that can support your goals to fend off dental plaque.

Stay Away Foods

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