August 22, 2012
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Did you know tooth decay, also known as cavities, is the second most prevalent disease in the United States (the common cold is first). Tooth decay occurs when plaque, the sticky substance that forms on teeth which includes bacteria, combines with the sugars and starches of the food we eat. This combination produces acids that attack tooth enamel. The best way to prevent tooth decay is by brushing at least twice a day (preferably after each meal), flossing daily and going to your regular dental checkups. Eating healthy foods and avoiding snacks and drinks that are high in sugar are also ways to prevent decay.

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Rockdale Dental Associates
Lisa M. Carvalho, DMD
499 Rockdale Ave
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 992-4608

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