WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CANDY?
Hopefully you have a candy you like to eat, especially today – National Candy Day!
Candy/sugar gets blamed as the main culprit for cavities, dental erosion, and gum disease. However, it is actually the reaction from the sugar left behind in your mouth and on your teeth that are the problem. Sugar creates conditions in your mouth that bacteria thrive in.
While your mouth is full of bacteria that benefit your mouth, the sugar from candy causes harmful bacteria to appear. This bacteria create acids that combine with your saliva to form plaque that begins to eat away at your tooth enamel.
While tooth enamel is the hardest tissue in the body, the acid created by harmful bacteria breaks it down. With the enamel worn down, tooth decay begins.
So… Rinse with water, brush, and floss after eating sweets. And, of course come and see us for your regular checkups!
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