Tooth Decay is the process of destruction of teeth. This process normally results from the interaction of bacteria in the food and teeth. Bacteria present in food stick to the tooth surface as a sticky film. This is called Plaque.
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A Recent Study revealed that incidents of tooth decay in children are on increase for last few years. Frequency of cavities in baby teeth of children of age below 5 years is increasing. Normally people think that baby teeth are to be replaced by adult teeth and no need to take baby teeth seriously. This is a big misconception and cause of worsening the issue.
Tooth decay in infants or young children is called Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. It occurs due to prolonged contact of sugary liquids (both natural or artificial) with teeth. Bacteria in the mouth interact with sugar and create acids, which damage the tooth.
Smoking is normally considered hazardous to general health. Whenever people talk they focus on heart problems, stroke or cancer. Few people consider the negative consequences of smoking to oral health. It is a fact that oral cavity is the first area of the body which comes in contact with hazardous smoke.