Sugar’s bad for your teeth. Gasp! We didn’t already know that!
Yes, we’ve all heard the diatribe, many of us listening while dreaming of that bowl of ice cream of cake with extra frosting waiting for us at home. Few of us, though, have looked at the actual numbers or heard how sugar breaks down our teeth- and the truth isn’t so sweet.
The sugar you ear and enjoy is the food on which bacteria feed and grow, promoting gun disease and tooth decay, but even worse is the acid sugar leaves coating your teeth. Wait- acid from sugar? Yes indeed, the plaque that sugar causes does in fact contain acids that erode your teeth. Even careful brushing can’t take care of the problem by itself.
The only solution is to reduce the sugar in your diet- you know, that thing your dentist has been telling you since you were a kid. But when 92% of American adults have cavities and/or tooth decay the problem becomes harder to ignore. Compare this number to the scant 2% of people of any age in Nigeria, a country which consumes far less sugar, and the statistics are even more startling. Read the article below to find out more on what you can do to save your teeth-
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