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The Dangers of Sugar for Your Teeth


Sugar can wreak havoc on your teeth.

Sugar can wreak havoc on your teeth.

Sugar is a bit of a menace, especially when it comes to your oral health. If you expose your teeth to sugar without limitations, then you may find yourself in quite the pickle down the line with expensive dental care. Today we’re going to be talking about the dangers of sugar for your teeth. Are you ready to get started? Let’s take a look!

Sugar is food for plaque.

Plaque is that sticky film that collects on your teeth when you haven’t brushed in a while. It is made up of tons of tiny bacterium. Without proper intervention, this can lead to major issues. Cavities and gum disease are your two major problems, and without proper care they will occur. Sugar is the food that helps those plaque monsters grow, so it is wise to limit your exposure.

Incorporate good veggies and sugarless gum!

If you want to get an edge on the battle with sugar, all you need is some good veggies and sugarless gum. Fibrous vegetables and sugar-free gum will both help to stimulate saliva. Saliva is very helpful in keeping your mouth a healthier place. In combination with good brushing, flossing, and mouthwash, you can work to stay on top of your sugar problem. The fluoride in your toothpaste is known to not only protect your teeth from cavities, but it also can help to heal them if used properly. Green and black teas are also very good at helping your mouth to keep itself in high functioning order. Cutting out sugar and caring for your teeth doesn’t have to be a nightmare. By incorporating these tips, you can ensure a long, healthy life for your mouth!

Get In Touch With Olney Dental Today

Interested in learning more about how dentistry can make your smile happier? Call Olney Dental at (301) 250-1057 or contact us online for an appointment. We can help you to get your teeth back to their normal, beautiful selves. Check out our whitening page for more information on whitening. If you’re looking forcosmetic work, then we can help with that too!  Scared of the dentist? Don’t worry. We cater to cowards! Our methods are designed to put even the most frightened patients at ease in the chair. And don’t forget to visit Facebook,  TwitterGoogle+Pinterest, and YouTube to connect with us on social media. We can’t wait to see you on your next visit!


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