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How Does Candy and Sugar Cause Cavities?

September 21, 2012 Tooth Decay

Many people already believe candy causes tooth decay, but how does it occur? How does sugar cause cavities? Why is consuming candy and sugar on a regular basis bad for your teeth?


There are three reasons why candy and sugar are bad for you. The first reason is that it causes acid erosion to take place. When you eat sugar, the bacteria in your mouth instantly starts metabolizing it by converting it into an acid. When you have acid in your mouth, they can stick to your teeth and cause them to demineralize and become weak. Once your teeth become completely demineralized, cavities form very easily, and the tooth structure becomes very soft. Some of the worst kinds of sugary foods to consume on a regular basis include hard

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