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What Effect Does Sugar Have on Your Teeth?

Posted on 1/23/2023 by Northstar Dental
What Effect Does Sugar Have on Your Teeth?Having proper oral health is important to achieve overall wellbeing. Your dental health plays a significant role in your physical, mental, and social wellness. It, therefore, allows you to enjoy what life has to offer. You will be able to speak, speak and talk with people without any pain, embarrassment, or discomfort. Therefore, maintaining optimal oral wellbeing is important in a person. One of the factors that can contribute to the deterioration of your dental health is increased sugar intake. You need to check your diet and check how often you consume sugar, as it is a significant danger to your dental health.

How is sugar a danger to your dental health

When you eat any kind of food, the bacteria in your mouth go to work immediately and begin breaking the food down. When you ingest a lot of sugar, the same bacteria will break down the sugar. The drawback is that, when the bacteria in your mouth break down the sugar, the by-product of the process is acid. This acid then corrodes your enamel, leading to tooth decay, holes, and cavities.

If the process continues without treatment, the cavities can eat into your tooth, leading to toothache, and you can ultimately lose one or several teeth.

Is there a mineral in the mouth that can reverse the effect of the acid?

Even though the bacteria produce the acid continuously, your mouth also produces some minerals that play a huge role in reversing this process. For instance, saliva is full of calcium and phosphates that are crucial in tooth repair.

Even though you have minerals that reverse the effects of the acids in your mouth, there is a limit to what they can achieve if you continue with poor eating habits. You have to reduce sugar intake, to give your natural minerals the best chance of reversing the damage.

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