Month: July 2012

Oral Health Fact: Did you know that Streptococcus mutans is the main type of bacteria that causes tooth decay?

Oral Health Fact:  Did you know that Streptococcus mutans is the main type of bacteria that causes tooth decay? S. mutans is a normal type of bacteria in a healthy mouth, but when it is provided with certain sugars from your everyday diet, it turns those sugars into acid and begins to break down your teeth.  Brushing and flossing regularly and effectively, in combination with monitoring your sugar intake, is the best way to prevent […]