We know that sugar is delicious! All of those candies and cookies… BUT we need to be cautious of the amount we consume because it can cause tooth decay over time. Bacteria within the plaque use the sugar as energy and release acid as a waste product, which gradually dissolves the enamel in the teeth. In simplest terms Sugar attracts harmful bacteria. This can destroy tooth enamel, which can cause a cavity in the affected tooth.
Here’s How You Can Reduce The Risk According to Action Sugar
- Brushing teeth thoroughly twice a day with fluoride-containing toothpaste and
- Reducing the amount of sugars-containing sticky food, and rinsing the mouth with water if they are consumed.
- Reduce snacking; which helps reduce the production of acid in the mouth.
- Reduce the consumption of sugars and sweetened beverages.
- Only eat sugary foods at mealtimes.
Moderation is everything. Make sure you are brushing your teeth regularly and making it to your regular dental check ups. Among adults aged 20 and older, about 90% have had at least one cavity. 1 in 4 adults aged 20 to 64 currently has at least one cavity. Going to the dentist often, can reduce the risk of cavities and other dental issues caused by sugar. Keep your teeth healthy! Make an appointment today with Kaysville Family Dentistry to make sure your teeth.