A lot of thought is not given to what eating all this sugar can do to teeth. And while a few trips to the gym might undo damage to your waistline, damage to your teeth can be permanent and expensive to repair.
How Sugar Damages Your Teeth
Sugar plays a major role in tooth decay. The bacteria that become plaque use sugar as a food. Some of the bacteria even use the sugar as a kind of glue to stick themselves to the tooth surface. The bacteria also create acid, which attacks the enamel and leads to tooth decay. Tooth decay, left untreated, can lead to pain and loss of teeth.
When it comes to good dental health during this year’s holidays, Q1 Dental in Melbourne has some suggestions and strategies to ensure you meet the New Year with a smile.