How Sugar Affects Your Teeth

The bacteria in your mouth loves to feed on sugar – creating acid that attacks the enamel on your teeth. When the enamel is damaged, cavities can form and teeth can become sensitive.

Top tips:

– Minimise the amount of sugar in your diet.

– Keep hydrated with water to reduce the acidity in your mouth.

– Don’t brush your teeth straight after eating; wait an hour to avoid damaging softened enamel.

“Even foods generally thought of as “healthy” such as sweetened yogurts and salad dressings can contain added sugar.”

Remember to schedule regular checkups with your dentist, too.