Why should we brush our teeth?

Teeth are made of hard material and seem impossible to get through. But bacteria can attack them if there is any food left on or around our teeth.

This left over food on the teeth begins to form a hard material called plaque. Bacteria grow in plaque and start to eat away the enamel layer of the tooth. If this continues, soon a cavity is formed that can reach into the inner pulp of the tooth, exposing the nerve endings.


This results in a very painful toothache. If the infection reaches the root, the bacteria attack the bone on which the tooth is set causing an extremely painful abscess. To prevent teeth from decaying, it is very necessary to brush them after every meal.