Title: Early childhood caries in American Indian children defies traditional preventive approaches to infection
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Journal: Journal of the American Dental Association :
Publisher: Location: Phoenix
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Although tooth decay has declined among young children as a group, it can still be a problem for individual children, and even teens and adults. That’s because plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, constantly forms on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars or starches, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel. The stickiness of the plaque keeps these acids in contact with your teeth and after many such attacks, the enamel can break down and a cavity forms.

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Crozier S. Early childhood caries in American Indian children defies traditional preventive approaches to infection. Journal of the American Dental Association. 2010;:.