Dr. Priya D. Kothari, DMD, FAGD,
Diplomate ABPD, FRCD (C)
222 Wellington St. E, Suite 200, Aurora, ON   L4G 1J5 [click here for map]
Tel: (905)503-5300, Fax: (905)503-5302
Email: kidsworlddentistry@gmail.com

Understanding Tooth Decay

Understanding Tooth Decay
  • How often we eat, may contribute more to cavities than what we eat.
  • Bacteria in our mouth can convert to carbohydrates (bread, pasta, chips, etc.) into sugar!
  • Oral bacteria combines with sugar to create acid... and acid on our teeth produces tooth decay!
  • It takes at least 20 minutes after eating or drinking for the acid in our moth to return to a non-cavity producing level.
  • Frequent snacking keeps acid levels high, creating greater cavity potential.
  • Babies who take a nursing bottle to bed fall asleep with the last mouthful of liquid pooled around their upper teeth, bathing their teeth in acid for hours, which causes "nursing bottleb decay".
  • Apple and grape juices have natural dietary acids which, if taken frequently, can cause extensive tooth decay. These juices should be diluted 1 : 1 with water... and served in moderation!

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