Sugar is a typical sweet ingredient that can wreak havoc on your teeth. At Atlanta Dentures in Marietta, GA, we provide education about cavities and the sugar culprit that is often the cause of the painful cavity. A cavity is a hole in your tooth caused by plaque buildup and tooth decay. We offer comprehensive dental services for patients of all ages to battle cavities and boost oral health. Part of our outstanding services includes educating patients about keeping their teeth and mouth in the best health possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
How Does Sugar Cause Cavities?
Your mouth is naturally full of bacteria that love to feed on sugar. When bacteria combine with sugar, they produce acids that bind to tooth enamel and cause it to deteriorate. The residual acids on your teeth contribute to plaque formation and remove minerals from your tooth enamel. Saliva naturally helps reverse this damage during remineralization, strengthening your teeth. Over time, this repetitive cycle weakens and destroys enamel, forming a cavity.