Saturday, September 8, 2012
Our teeth are coated with enamel, the hardest substance in our bodies. The primary function of our teeth is to break down the food into smaller pieces that may be easily digested in the intestine. Taking care of your teeth helps prevent plaque which is clear film of bacteria that sticks to your teeth. These bacteria break down the leftover food stuck on your teeth into acids that eat away tooth enamel, causing cavities. Plaque also cause gingivitis, which is gum disease. Brushing our teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing them frequently are the most basic thing that we can do to keep our teeth and gums healthy.