What is dental decay?
The term dental decay is synonymous with the terms dental caries and tooth rot.
Decay decay means that the tooth has become broken down and infected with bacteria. These bacteria eat left over food and refined sugar on our teeth and they process these into acid. This acid then melts away the tooth structure leaving a hole or cavity.More bacteria invade this hole and feed off of food debris and refined sugars , producing more acid and the hole or cavity expands.
The worst culprits are refined sugars like lollies, chocolate etc) and acid foods like sports drinks and lemons or limes. Excessive intake of any of theses can lead to destruction of tooth structure.