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How Your Teeth Rot

How Does Tooth Decay Happen?

You can’t actually see what’s happening, but the process of tooth decay transitions from minor annoyance to major health issue very quickly. How does tooth decay happen? Two primary substances are to blame: sugar and bacteria. Whenever sugary and sticky foods are consumed, the bacteria on your teeth (usually in the form of sticky plaque) uses that sugar as “food” to produce acid.