Treats and Your Teeth
With Halloween fast approaching, it's a good idea to review how treats affect your teeth. We all know that sugar is bad for our pearly whites, but here's a quick review of how and why.
Did you know that it's not actually sugar that creates the cavities in your teeth? Rather, it's the chain reaction that sugar triggers in your mouth that causes tooth decay. Plaque builds up on your teeth creating a sticky film. The bacteria in the plaque is fueled by the sugar you consume and it produces the acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a cavity.
The Worst Culprits
As candy goes, chocolate is probably your best bet ...