Here’s why oral health is important
It’s important to remove as much bacteria from your mouth as possible. When bacteria in your mouth combine with saliva, it creates a sticky film which builds up on your teeth – known as plaque. When you consume sugary or starchy foods, the bacteria in plaque use carbohydrates from these foods to create the energy they need, producing acid at the same time. Over time, this acid begins to break down the enamel on your teeth, eventually causing tooth decay. Other bacteria in plaque can also irritate your gums, potentially leading to gum problems.