This video from the American Dental Association takes a look at the connection between what kinds of food you eat and the plaque that forms on your teeth. Read on for a few tips on avoiding tooth decay with a healthy diet.
Food and Tooth Decay
One of the major dental issues that both children and adults experience is tooth decay, which can lead to softening of the enamel, cavities, pain, and even loss of teeth if left untreated.
The kinds of food you eat, it turns out, play a huge role in the formation of plaque – the first step in tooth decay. Namely, carbohydrates that get stuck to your teeth form plaque that sets off a chain reaction of weakening the tooth.