How Sugar Consumption Affects Your Dental Health

Do you know that sugar is the main cause of dental decay? What’s more, the frequency with which you consume sugar is more significant that the amount of sugar you eat.

In fact, one of the worst things you can do to your teeth is to sip a soda or eat a snack over a long period of time. Doing so creates a constant supply of sugar for the bacteria that causes tooth decay.

It’s important for you to keep in mind that there are many sources of sugar. Some are more obvious than others. It’s not simply everything that is sweet; it’s anything that breaks down into sugar, such as potatoes, bread and pasta. Cutting down on your sugar consumption and on your intake of foods that turn into sugar can help improve your overall health and decrease the likelihood of cavities. So can brushing your teeth after eating sugar, rinsing with mouthwashes that include fluoride and chewing sugarless gum.

For more information about how to make sure your smiles is the healthiest it can be, call us at 952-432-9155.