Do you know why there is tooth decay?
There is often a layer of dental plaque on the surfaces of our teeth, which is filled with bacteria.
When we eat, the bacteria in dental plaque will break down the sugar of the food and produce acid.
Food + bacteria = acid
The acid attacks our tooth surfaces and leads to tooth decay.
Every time we eat or drink, there will be a chance for developing tooth decay.
Therefore, the more frequently we eat or drink, the higher the chance for us to get tooth decay
How can tooth decay be prevented?
Snacking outside regular meals or tea (snack) time.
Sufficient food taken for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Only one snack in between meals.
If you want to take snacks or drinks, you should take them right after meal.
Drinking flavoured beverages outside regular meals or tea (snack) time.
Drink plain water to quench thirst.