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Milk Fluoridation for the Prevention of Dental Caries: 2009 Update (Nonserial Publications)
Picture shows process that teeth undergo in developing cavities and tooth decay. First, sugar (soda, gum, and candy) plus bacteria from plaque forms acid. Then the acid plus a healthy tooth forms decay.
(A) A small spot of decay visible on the surface of a tooth. (B) The radiograph reveals an extensive region of demineralization within the dentin (arrows). (C) A hole is discovered on the side of the tooth at the beginning of decay removal. (D) All decay removed.