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Tooth decay: a preventable dental health disease
Updated: 12/9/2008 8:00:32 PM

Tooth decay: a preventable dental health disease The fact that tooth decay is increasing among the children of the world is an often-quoted fact. However, are you sure you know the facts about this dental health disease?

Tooth decay involves the destruction of tooth enamel when teeth come into contact with foods that have sugars and starches.

If someone does not engage in proper dental care after eating foods such as milk, soda, candy or dried fruits the bacteria that already exist in the mouth may feed on these scraps of food and produce acid. This acid then works to destroy the tooth enamel, leading to decay.

According to the American Dental Association, proper dental hygiene is one of the strongest steps an individual can take to fight dental health problems such as decay.

The group's guidelines recommend that adults should brush twice per day using a fluoride toothpaste, as well as flossing once per day.

Following a balanced diet and making sure snacking is kept in check should also improve your dental health, the ADA advises.

People who would like an extra protection for their dental health may want to ask their dentist about using supplemental fluoride and dental sealants.

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