Full Early Decay Description
[Continued from above] . . . which form a sticky, concentrated film that adheres to the teeth. Decay usually begins with a small-pitted area on the surface of the bone that enlarges to create a soft spot of partially dissolved enamel. The process is kept alive by the addition of sugar in our food that promotes bacterial growth. The longer this process is untreated, the greater the rate of destruction until the decay reaches the dentin, the main substance of the tooth.