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This "demineralization" process occurs as plaque acids, produced by the bacterial breakdown of sugars and food in the mouth, gradually dissolve tooth enamel, creating lesions.
The gas is a by-product of bacterial breakdown of organic material and has the pungent smell of rotten eggs.
Wetland regions, which produce large amounts of methane from bacterial breakdown of organic matter, are known to have spread during warming trends throughout history.
Casadonte suspects that the chemical and bacterial breakdown processes exert different effects on the reed's sound quality.