Almost everyone knows that sugar is bad for your teeth and a high consumption of it can cause cavities. However, many people do not know how this happens. Dr. Burks wants to ensure that you understand why you shouldn’t consume too much sugar and the effect it can have on your teeth.
Inside your mouth, hundreds of different types of bacteria are present. They make up the ecosystem that helps break down foods, starting in your mouth and continuing through your digestive system. Along with the good bacteria, there are some not-so-good bacteria. When you consume high levels of sugar, the bad bacteria thrive on this sugar and break it down into harmful acids that slowly eat away at the enamel on your teeth. Once the enamel is broken through, cavities will quickly grow and damage your teeth. Basically, sugar encourages these unfortunate processes to occur and it should be avoided.
Fortunately, you can do many things to ensure your risk of cavities is low. Your Winter Springs local dentist recommends the following:
If you have questions or concerns about your dental health and your consumption of sugar, please contact Dr. Robert Burks, the “cosmetic dentist near you”! Our team will be happy to assist you, provide a full dental check-up, and assess if further treatment is necessary. To schedule your next appointment for dental implants in Winter Springs, call 407-327-2030. We hope to hear from you soon!