Tooth decay, or a cavity, is an infectious tooth disease or a lesion of the enamel, dentin and/or cementum. Its main contributing factor is sugar consumption, particularly between meals, acids and nutritional deficiencies.
Studies have shown that eating too much refined sugar and foods that are too acidic, as well as vitamin C and magnesium deficiencies, can weaken enamel and make teeth more prone to cavities.
Reduce your consumption of sugar (which feeds bacteria and increases mouth acidity) and acidic foods (e.g. coffee, acidic fruits and soft drinks), which destroy tooth enamel. Eat alkaline foods.
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