1:What impact does your sweet tooth have on your oral health
Posted on 4/10/2023 by Office - Boone DMD
Most people love sweets. Some people like chocolate, sticky candy, or pastries. However, this kind of habit can have an impact on your oral health.
A sweet tooth means that you have a craving for sweet things like sweets, chocolate, candy, cakes, and cookies. You are aware that sugar is not good for your teeth for it causes cavities and satisfying a sweet tooth can be dangerous for your oral health.
Sweet tooth and oral health
Having a sweet tooth is not bad but giving it sweet things is bad because it will cause problems to your teeth. The mouth has bacteria and if the bacteria combine with sugar and forms acid that erodes the tooth enamel causing cavities to the teeth. Having an acid mouth is not safe for your teeth and you can easily get gum disease.
Cavities and Sweet tooth
The mouth bacteria combine with sugar that comes from sweets that you feed your sweet tooth. The acidic environment mainly causes danger to the tooth enamel which is eroded by acid. When the enamel is eroded it exposes the dentin which is a layer protecting the pulp. When pulp is exposed then that means that you have a dental cavity. You need to avoid feeding the sweet tooth with sugary candies and sweets. You need to maintain the sweet tooth by observing oral hygiene by flossing and brushing twice daily.
Use fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash to rinse the teeth. Choose sweets that are not sticky and chew sugarless gums. Make sure you are properly taking care of your teeth by brushing and flossing twice a day. Ensure that you are visiting the dental office regularly without missing and this will keep you healthy at all times as you take care of the sweet tooth.
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