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Sugar and Your Dental Health

Consuming the occasional sugar heavy desert is certainly not wrong. However, the problem is that bacteria (Streptococcus mutans) in the mouth depends on sugar for energy. That means the more sugar you consume, the higher the chances of bacteria growing in your mouth and causing cavities. Cavities, if left untreated, can cause severe pain or discomfort for the affected individual.

Sugar can be found in many different types of food. Due to its sweet tasting nature, many people are tempted by sugary foods such as chocolates, sweets, soft drinks, cakes, deserts, and so on.

Of course, it is impractical and unnecessary to avoid all sugar foods completely. With proper dental care, you can still take sweet foods and not have to face tooth decays. Here are some tips on proper teeth management.