I’m sure your friends and family have joked around about how much junk food you eat by comically poking fun at you saying, ‘You’ve got quite the sweet tooth!’ While indulging in sweets is satisfying, unfortunately consuming too much sugar leads to tooth decay. The chain of events that takes place after you eat your favorite cookie or a piece of cake can lead to cavities. If cavities aren’t promptly taken care of, a root canal procedure may be necessary. Here’s how you and your family can take action to prevent tooth decay today!
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, our mouths house hundreds of different bacteria. There are good bacteria and bad bacteria within your oral cavity. Certain harmful bacteria, however, actually feed on the sugars found in junk food. While they feed on these sugars, acids are created that destroy tooth enamel. Cavities are an oral bacterial infection created by these acids which cause holes to form in a tooth’s dentin. Cutting back on sugary foods and putting that sweet tooth to rest prevents painful cavities from forming!
Demineralization And Weakened Enamel
With your teeth constantly under attack by acids which leech minerals from the enamel in a process called demineralization. Replacing lost minerals is possible with the presence of saliva and fluoride present in drinking water. However, if you eat a lot of sweets and starches throughout the day, the natural processes of mineralization can’t keep up with the constant demineralization from the presence of sugars. This is why limiting sugar intake is necessary to give you mouth a fighting chance against bacteria.
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