We consume sugar in various forms as part of our daily diet. However, consuming large quantities of sugar can damage our teeth.
There are billions of sugar-loving bacteria in our mouth that convert the sugar into acid. This acid affects the teeth causing tooth decay. Repeated acid attacks weaken and destroy the tooth enamel leading to the formation of cavities.
At San Pedro Pediatric Medical Group in San Pedro, California, we offer expert care and advice for all your dental problems. Keep reading to learn more about the various kinds of sugars present in our foods and ways to prevent tooth decay.
Studies indicate that a person’s average daily sugar intake is about 90-100 grams. This exceeds the recommended value of 12 grams. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the kinds and the quantity of sugar we are consuming. Our dietary sugar intake comes from three sources:
Dental decay can be prevented by following a few simple guidelines, such as :
To get your teeth checked for cavities and learn more about how sugar can affect your dental health, contact San Pedro Pediatric Medical Group at (310) 832-6487 or visit us at 1294 W 6th St #102, San Pedro, CA 90731.