Tooth Decay Treatment
What causes teeth to decay?
Bacteria and food deposits that remain in the teeth for long can cause teeth decay. A sticky substance called plaque forms on the teeth and gums. Plaque consists of bacteria which feed on the sugars present in the food we eat. Acids are released when bacteria feed on the sugars. The acids react with the enamel on the teeth for 20 minutes after eating. This reaction results in tooth decay.