How do your teeth decay?
You need food, particularly sweet and sticky food, for the bacteria in your mouth to produce acids that will attack the tooth enamel. Sugars react with bacteria and produce acid. This acid is what can decay teeth.
The dental cavities form when acids start to dissolve the tooth outer protective layer. A cavity forms when the tooth decay breaks through the enamel to the underlying layers of the tooth. You can reverse some of the process that forms cavities by using fluoride products. However, every time you eat the bacteria in your mouth produces acids. Therefore, every time you eat your teeth are exposed to an acid attack. That is why it is very important to brush and floss after you eat. Please give our office a call at (480) 988- 2282 for any further questions that you may have. Power Ranch Dental looks forward to hearing from you soon!