This one-page handout uses text and illustrations to educate people about tooth decay and its prevention. It discusses how cavities are caused by certain types of bacteria in the mouth that grow in dental plaque, a film that attaches to teeth. The document outlines how people can prevent tooth decay with toothbrushing, flossing, diet, and regular dental visits, and includes other ways people can protect their teeth.
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