Is Sugar the Prime Cause of Cavities?

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Dental Myth #1:

Sugar Is the Prime Cause of Cavities

Myth, but it’s almost a fact.

The truth is, acid produced by bacteria in your mouth is the cause of cavities. Any kind of carbohydrate trigger the bacteria to make acid.

Foods like Rice, potatoes, bread, fruits, and vegetables also are carbs. Its just the sugar or candy are more sticky and harder to clean and cause decay more quickly than some of the other carbs. Its not now much carbohydrate is eaten, its how long they stay on your teeth. For eg: if you ate a chocolate bar in bits and pieces all day long vs. eating ten chocolate bars at the same time and brushing your teeth after. The latter is better. If you sip your coffee with sugar all day long and only drink one cup vs. drinking it all at once and rinsing. The latter is better. So if you are a snacker.. no matter what you are snacking on, drink water, brush your teeth, chew sugarless gum for a few minutes, mouth wash… anything you can do to remove the food stuck to your teeth.

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