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How Sugar Damages Teeth (And How to Cut Back)

Tuesday - September 20th, 2016
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There is usually some debate on the pros and cons of the health of our foods.

One day, fats may be bad, and the next day they’re good. Sugar, on the other hand, is pretty much always in the bad category. Besides having negative effects on your overall health, sugar is certainly harmful for your teeth. That’s because the bacteria in your mouth use sugar as energy to multiply, form plaque, and produce acids. The acids then eat away at tooth enamel, forming cavities.

Sugar can also be very addictive because it releases dopamine in the brain, which makes us feel good. Here are some tips to break the habit and keep your mouth healthy.