Phone: 910-778-8485 fax: 910-778-8477

2980 Ray Road Spring Lake NC 28390 Near Overhills Schools

Vincent Vissichelli, DMD

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Specializing in the treatment of infants, children, teens and special needs patients

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What really causes tooth decay?

Tooth decay develops when the teeth are exposed to any liquids or foods other than water for long periods.  The liquid or food collects around the teeth, and the natural or added sugars are changed to acid by bacteria in the mouth.  This acid then dissolves the outer part of the teeth causing them to decay.

This commonly happens when children are put to bed with a bottle of formula, milk, juice, soft drinks, sugar water, or sugared drinks.

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