Why Sugar Is So Bad For Your Teeth

Ever wonder why sugar is so bad for your teeth? The bacteria naturally present in your mouth thrive on sugar. When you eat sugary foods, the bacteria blend in with the sugar and produce acid. This acid then eats away at the enamel on your teeth, leading to cavities over time. The stickier the food, the longer the sugar stays on your teeth, feeding the bacteria.

Even if you aren’t actively adding sugary treats into your diet, there are some surprising sources:

Occasional treats are fine, but just be sure you brush your teeth and floss after. If you are worried about the state of your smile, be sure to schedule a checkup.

Call Priest River Dental today at 208-328-4484 for an appointment. You can also schedule online