Dr. Alin Alkass: What Is Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay is a term used to describe the destruction or deterioration of the tooth structure over time. This condition is caused primarily by plaque and diet choices, such as eating sugary and starchy foods. When these foods are combined with plaque, the sticky white substance that develops on teeth, they produce harmful acids that destroy tooth enamel. Dr. Alin Alkass advises his patients to prevent and combat tooth decay by regularly brushing and flossing their teeth. Additionally, Alkass advises patients to eat healthy foods and stay away from foods and beverages that are high in sugar.  If you’ve already met Dr. Alin Alkass, then you already know he strongly urges his patients to use an electric toothbrush since they’re MUCH more effective at removing plaque from teeth.