Tooth Decay Research Paper

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Tooth decay is very common, the culprit is usually harmful chemicals and sugar in drinks like fruit juices and soda that cause cavities and loss of enamel. The enamel on the top surface of the tooth is the hardest part of the entire body and one could say the most important because of the frequency that teeth get engaged in a day. Loss of enamel is frequently found in people who do not take care of their teeth properly or who are uneducated on the process of correct teeth cleansing procedures. That is why brushing and flossing correctly and at the right times are major enamel saving tools. Plaque and tartar build-up cause rapid tooth decay and different kinds of harmful tooth diseases. Tooth decay is when a bacteria substance like plaque…show more content…
Tooth enamel is a hard substance found in the shell of each of your teeth and is the part of the tooth that's visible. Enamel is what keeps teeth shiny and white (Miller, 2008). Enamel protects the soft inner parts of the tooth from harmful bacteria and acids that could cause permanent damage to your teeth. Keeping enamel healthy and strong is very important, enamel protects the tooth from tooth decay and harmful germs rotting the tooth and other teeth around it. Having healthy enamel means having a healthy mouth, keeping enamel strong will reduce cavities, gum disease, and yellowing or grey…show more content…
Flossing is recommended because it cleans out inbetween the teeth and it prevents gum diseases and further gum problems. Brushing the teeth with a soft toothbrush is recommended because if takes off all the sugars, acids and grime of all the things you ate or had in your mouth. If the bacteria is not removed from the tooth it will stick to the enamel and turn into plaque and cavities. When you brush your teeth you want to brush up and down because brushing in circles causes all the bacteria and acid to never transfer off the tooth (Kent, 2006). The proper amount of nutrients for teeth is important because that's what keeps them healthy and strong. Making sure your teeth have enough calcium and vitamins is one of the three ways that they can fight away tooth decay (Smith,

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