The reason why it’s important to brush and floss your teeth each day is because these habits remove decay-causing plaque from inside your mouth. Plaque is a sticky film containing bacteria and food debris that forms on the surface of your teeth and gums. If you don’t remove plaque, the bacteria will convert the sugars from food into a harmful acid byproduct.
By brushing your teeth multiple times a day, you can remove plaque before it produces harmful acid that wears away at the enamel. However, as this video explains, you can also reduce your chances of developing tooth decay by monitoring what you eat. By avoiding high-sugar foods and incorporating other foods into your diet, you can minimize your risk of developing oral health problems.
Learn more about preventing tooth decay by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Kenn Kakosian, D.D.S., P.C. You can reach our Manhattan office at (212) 661-9777.