Your Teeth and Sugar

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We all love some sugar, and let’s face it, we probably eat a bit too much of it at times. While we’re all aware of the effect too much sugar has on our waistline, it’s easy to forget that sugar does a number on our teeth as well. It’s important to note, however, that it’s not the sugar alone that’s bad for your teeth. Rather, it’s the amount of sugar consumed that should make you think twice about your oral health before eating that last brownie.

What’s the big deal?

Like we said above, sugar isn’t inherently bad in smaller quantities, and it’s not like a bit here and there will rot out all of your teeth. But it does have a reputation for leaving behind a thick residue that causes plaque buildup. When this occurs, your teeth become coated in bacteria and if you don’t remove the plaque quickly, you’ll end up with all sorts of potential oral health issues.

What about natural sugars?

A lot of different fruit – including some of our favorites! – contain natural sugars. These are obviously still healthy for you, as it’s recommended you eat plenty of fruit per day. However, the trick with this is the same as with the rest of your diet – all things in moderation and you won’t have to worry about your oral health.

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