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Sugar and Oral Health

May 22, 2018

Do you have a sweet tooth? Most people love sugary and sweet foods because of the taste. Sugar also hits your brain and revs up your energy like nothing else. (Hence the term ‘sugar high’.) However, sugar is not a healthy sweet food and has a negative impact on your oral health. Sugar causes an increase in acidity in your mouth. What does this mean? Well, the level of acid in your oral cavity controls the number of bacteria that can accumulate in your mouth. Therefore, when you eat sugary and sweet foods, you increase your mouth’s acidity level, which causes bacteria to build and linger in your mouth. The amount, form and type of sugar you consume can differ but all sugary food causes the same results, and that is tooth decay! When you consume sugar, it mixes with your saliva and causes the PH level in your mouth to decrease. Bacteria feeds on sugar, and they make toxic acids that can harm your teeth and gums, which put your mouth susceptible to more harmful bacteria growth. If you don’t brush your teeth after eating sugary foods, you’ll end up with tooth decay and/or gum disease. The fight against tooth decay and dental problems do not end with good oral hygiene routine. Eating well-balanced meals and avoiding foods that are harmful to you

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