The holidays are the perfect time for family and friends to come together and celebrate. But those celebrations often center around food, and particularly sugar-rich food. Unfortunately, sugar-rich foods and drinks can be damaging to both your dental and general health.
The holiday season could be called the Sugar Season or even the Tooth Decay Season. At Dr. Sachdeva’s Dental Surgery, we can help you get through this season without suffering an increase in dental problems.
How Do Sweet Foods and Drinks Harm Your Teeth?
Sugary food or drinks are food for the bacteria naturally found in your mouth. Feeding the bacteria leads to acids as a result. The acids, which last in your mouth for 30 minutes, wear down tooth enamel and increase the risk of tooth decay as well as many other dental issues, including gingivitis.