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Tooth decay

What is Tooth Decay and state its causes?



  • If we do not clean our teeth after eating then many harmful bacteria may begin to live and grow on it .
  • These bacteria break down sugar present in leftover food and release acid which damages the teeth . This is known as tooth decay.
  • Chocolates, Sweets and Soft drinks are the major causes of Tooth decay.


How can we prevent Tooth decay?



Tooth decay can be prevented by taking the following precautions:

  • We should rinse the mouth thoroughly after every meal.
  • We should clean our teeth with a toothbrush or Datun and use dental floss (a special strong thread which is moved between the teeth) at least twice a day.
  • We should eat less sugary foods such as sweets, chocolates, ice cream and soft drinks.
  • We should not put any dirty fingers or unwashed items in our mouth.

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