Sugar, sweet, sweet, yummy sugar. Candies, cakes, ice creams, soda and so much more; oh’ sugar, how we love thee.
Sadly, this love is not reciprocated. In fact it is more of a hostile interaction. One could go as far as to say that sugar has decreed war upon our innocent teeth. The assault comes in a variety of forms; liquids, powers, hard, soft, chewy, airy, and so many more. It seeps into the hard to reach-nooks and crannies of your teeth. Filling your mouth withsalacious flavors.
Eventually, this villain leads the charge by fueling bacteria that forms into plaque. Quickly and quietly it erects a wall where sugar has become the glue used to keep the bacteria on the tooth’s surface. This war seems to leave one dejected and despondent. But there is hope! Stimulating saliva flow is our first recommendation to win the war. Chewing sugarless gum, eating a variety of fibrous veggies and fruit will help to trigger saliva flow. Drinking fluoridated water and regularly brush your teeth with ADA approved fluoride toothpaste will also provide aide in the safety of your teeth. The final assault one can make – every six months see your dentist for a cleaning. This love-hate relationship with sugar will prevail in your favor!