Wait a second, there’s more to it than just sugar. Plaque is a thin, invisible film of sticky bacteria and other materials that cover all the surfaces of your teeth. When sugar or starches come in contact with plaque, the acids that result can attack the teeth for 20 minutes or more after eating. Repeated attacks can break down the hard enamel on the surface of teeth leading to tooth decay. Plaque also produces toxins that attack the gum and bones supporting the teeth. Learn the difference between different foods and help protect your entire mouth from the bad stuff!
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(Reprinted in part from gobuydental.com)