How bad is sugar for my oral health?
If you are looking for a dentist in Encinitas, CA and have questions about the best way to protect your oral health, we can help!
Since childhood, we have been told that sugar is the worst thing for your teeth. It is true that sugar can feed bacteria that cause decay. Recent research shows that there is something more problematic for your teeth than sugar alone. Sugar mixed with an acidic substance, such as soda or juice, can cause even more decay.
Decay is caused when bacteria create an acidic environment in your mouth that softens your enamel. Bacteria feed on sugary and starchy substances. With the added acid from soda and juice, you may suffer from decay much more quickly.
Encinitas dentist, Dr. Ryan Kay, helps to protect against decay by creating a preventive treatment plan designed for your lifestyle.
This may include the following treatments to protect your teeth:
- Dental exams
- Digital dental x-rays
- Professional dental cleanings
- Dental sealants
- Nutritional counseling
For more information or to learn more about preventive dentistry, contact us to schedule your next dental appointment. We encourage curious patients and look forward to helping you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.