What is Tooth Decay?


Tooth decay occurs when acids produced by bacteria in your mouth dissolve the outer layer of your teeth, which can result in cavities, toothache or abscesses. Everyone’s mouth contains bacteria, and when we consume sugary or high-carbohydrate foods and drinks the bacteria produce they decay causing acid. You need to brush your teeth regularly to remove bacteria, as well as reducing the amount of sugar you’re consume to prevent tooth decay which not only damages your teeth but makes them look unsightly too.

Your saliva is the best natural antibacterial mouthwash as it protects your teeth from a build-up of both plaque and acid so ensure you stay well hydrated to keep you saliva flow at optimal levels.

Please call our friendly Dental team to make an appointment so we can discuss your dental needs on 02 4869 3111.


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