Alright, all I'm going to do today is teach you why taking care of your teeth is important
Tommy, did you know that the invisible, sticky film of bacteria forms on your teeth is called plaque. It's caused by not brushing or doing a poor job at brushing teeth. If it gets really bad, it'll turn into something called "calculus", which is harden plaque
Plaque is bad for your teeth because there is acid waste product that's given off, which causes tooth decay. You may be asking what is tooth decay? Well tooth decay is the dissolving of the hard enamel and dentin of the teeth.Dentin is the hard tissue that forms around the body of the tooth.
Dr. Harbor does tooth decay mean that the tooth died?
yes, Tommy, although dentists can do a procedure called a root canal. It's when we go into surgery and try to save the persons tooth.
Once again Tommy, it's very important to take care of your teeth because there are diseases out there. Such as Periodontal disease which affects the gums. This is the early stage of Gingivitis.