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Why Exactly Is Sugar So Bad for Your Teeth?

Last updated 4 years ago

If you’re like most people, you know that sugar is no friend to your teeth, but have you ever stopped to consider just why it is so bad? This video explains.

In this video, you’ll learn about sugar’s role in tooth decay. Sugar feeds the bacteria that form plaque on your teeth throughout the day. As the bacteria consume the sugar, they release an acidic substance that eats away at tooth enamel. As you lose protective enamel, decay can set in and damage the tooth structure.

Do you have more questions about your oral health? Be sure to bring them up at your next appointment with Dr. Kenn Kakosian, D.D.S., P.C. Our NYC dental practice specializes in preventative care and cosmetic dentistry treatments like Invisalign. Make an appointment today by calling (212) 661-9777. 


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