Why Sugar Is Bad For Your Teeth
Welcome to our new and informative dental health blog! Thanks for stopping by!
The Grover Dental Care team is committed to providing people throughout the greater Hamilton area with the information they require concerning their oral health options, in an effort to help readers and their families maintain and enjoy healthy, attractive smiles.
As part of our ongoing effort to inform people about the many ways they can maintain good oral health and enhance their smiles, we are reaching out to the community through this weekly blog to stimulate awareness of the need for adequate home care regimens, as well as regular dental check-ups as a means of preventing dental complications.
People have told us they wanted to learn more about dental care with the ‘tech-speak.’ They want practical information on current dental care topics that are comprehensive, yet comprehensible. Articles that are informative and useful, to help them get more out of their dental visits, and enjoy optimal dental health.
We’ll use this forum each week to explore and discuss issues that are pertinent to your dental health and hopefully, raise questions that will be useful to you when evaluating the level of dental health awareness in your household.
We sincerely hope our dental health blogs will help you to achieve and maintain excellence in your family’s dental health.
Today, we’d like to tell you something about the case against sugar. Do you know the worst junk food for your teeth? As you might have guessed, it’s sugar! Moms and Grandmas have been telling us for years that too much sugar is bad for our teeth. But how does this seemingly harmless substance do so much damage?
Fact is, in as little as 15 minutes after eating a portion of sugary food, a sticky substance called plaque can be found on the teeth. This sticky plaque turns acidic and attacks the “enamel,” or outer covering of the teeth. Without proper brushing and flossing, decay is the final result. It’s unfortunate that, in Canada, sugar is such a large part of our diet. In many other countries where white sugar is not common, dental disease is almost never seen.
The typical Canadian’s diet lacks man of the foods needed for proper nutrition. Increased consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and decreased dependence upon ‘sweets’ will improve your dental health and also benefit your overall health. Proper nutrition is one of the best ways to guard against cavities. Your teeth are intended to last a lifetime. They can if you care for them properly. This means brushing and flossing daily along with regular visits to our office to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Yours for better dental health,
Dr. Russell Grover