Sugar-filled soda is one of the worst offenders when it comes to causing your teeth to rot. There’s plenty of evidence that proves that sugar causes tooth decay, and there’s even more evidence that proves that consuming sugar doesn’t cause tooth decay, but the fact still remains: sugar is bad for your teeth.
You can eat all the fruits you want, but if you’re going to have sweets in your mouth, you’re going to need to rinse them out with water or brush them off. The problem is that brushing off your teeth will only let the sugar stay in your mouth, which will allow the bacteria that create the plaque to continue flowing into your gums and the roots of your teeth.
Even if you take care of your teeth with flossing and brushing, you’re still at risk for cavities. That’s because when you eat or drink sugary food and drink, you allow the bacteria to continue feeding and producing acid that can damage tooth enamel and make tooth decay more likely.
The most important thing you can do to prevent tooth decay is to avoid sugary foods and drinks and do not let your children swallow them. Even if you’ve taken care of your teeth before, you can do so again through brushing and flossing. Doing so will ensure you will not develop tooth decay.
Dangers of Flossing:
The most common danger of flossing is that you will leave food particles in between your teeth. Those food particles will help the bacteria grow and will make it easier for that bacteria to infect your gums and roots.
There’s also the danger of having food particles stick around for a long time, which will make them much easier for the bacteria to infect. Once they do, you’ll experience excruciating pain that could eventually lead to very painful dental cavities.
The best way to protect yourself from cavities is to not let them get that far. But as mentioned earlier, those small bits of food stuck between your teeth are prime conditions for bacterial growth and tooth decay.
If you’re looking for ways to keep your teeth healthy and free of cavities, then flossing is not the best way to do it. Flossing can be easy to bypass when you’re at work, on vacation, or on your favorite recreational activity. Flossing can be skipped whenever you want to take in a snack. And flossing can be skipped whenever you want to relax and unwind.
Cavities are very vulnerable to getting dental cavities, and it’s also very dangerous. As such, it’s very important to keep your teeth healthy and to see your dentist regularly.
If you experience any toothache or cavity problems mentioned above, call our office at (732) 721-3512 and schedule an exam.