Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How Sugar Causes Cavities

Tooth cavity
You have heard it all your life "sugar causes cavities." I am person who doesn't like blanket statements, I like to know why ... so how does sugar cause cavities?

Geha explains it so simply:

"Bacteria live in your mouth all the time. Some of that bacteria form a sticky substance called plaque on the surface of the teeth. When you eat sugar, the bacteria in the plaque turn the sugar into acids that can dissolve the hard enamel that covers your teeth. That's how cavities start. If you don't eat much sugar, the bacteria can't produce as much of the acid that eats away at the enamel. "

Subject source: www.gehadental.com

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