Why is Candy Bad for Your Teeth?

Although it is common knowledge that sugar promotes cavities, few of us are aware of how it occurs. Bacteria in our mouths are there by

nature. Some of these bacteria are beneficial and assist in preserving our dental health. Some, though, which feed on the sugar in candy, are

poisonous. As a result, acids are generated, which erode the enamel of our teeth. These acids have the potential to penetrate deeper layers of

our teeth, past the enamel, if left untreated, leading to tooth decay, discomfort, and even tooth loss. If you don't brush your teeth, germs can

form plaque and/or tartar, which can further erode your teeth. This situation might get worse if you don't. In addition to being terrible for

your teeth, eating sugar can cause a number of health problems in adults, including as obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. 

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