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People who are more prone to having tooth decay

People with reduced saliva secretion (Dry mouth)

These include:

Since these people do not have enough saliva to neutralize the acid produced by bacteria after eating and drinking, their chance of having tooth decay will be increased.

Pregnant women

Dietary habits of pregnant women may change and they tend to prefer sweet and sour food. The frequency of meals may also increase during pregnancy, which results in a higher risk of getting tooth decay.
Photograph of a pregnant woman taking snacks.

Last revision date: 18 January 2012