Sticky foods increase the risk of caries

03/23/2015 - Tooth decay

Sticky foods increase the risk of caries

Caries is a disease that is preventable by good dental care and understanding of risk factors for its formation. Only in this way we can avoid negative impacts, stop and even invert the initial stage of decay.

Do not allow children to fall asleep with a bottle filled with sweetened water, tea, juice or milk or pacifier coated with hone



Although more than 700 species of microorganisms are living in the mouth, only some of them are responsible for the appearance of tooth decay and their high values ​​are associated with an increased risk of the formation thereof. These bacteria can be transmitted from mother to child by kissing on the mouth or licking the nipple or spoon before the child. They attach to the tooth surface, forming a colorless or pale yellow biofilm. Most effectively it can be removed by brushing at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss or use interdental brushes.

Resistance of enamel


Saliva is crucial to protect teeth against decay.