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What happens when caries attack?

When we eat too much sweet or sugar-containing food, or when we fail to brush our teeth after each meal, the bacteria in our mouth use the food remains as a source of energy, decomposing them and releasing acids which in turn attack the enamel of the teeth.

These sugars also facilitate the formation of so-called bacterial plaque, a film-like layer that covers the teeth and facilitates the development of caries. This is why we must brush our teeth to not loose the battle against caries.

Mercè Mercè Camps. Pharmacist.