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A cavity is when the enamel of the tooth breaks down due to bacteria left on the teeth. The bacteria thrive on foods and drinks containing carbohydrates. The bacteria release acids when exposed to these sugars and starches. If not removed daily, the acids destroy the enamel and a cavity forms. We all have bacteria present in our mouths. They cannot be totally eliminated, but they can be reduced by daily flossing and proper brushing. Sugars and starches should be limited. It is not the amount of sugars and starches consumed, but the frequency. Children who snack and "graze" have a much higher incidence of decay than children who eat 3 meals a day with limited snacks.
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