Can the consumption of sugar lead to cavities?

Is it really true that the consumption of sugar can trigger the onset of cavities, or was it just a tale our mothers threatened us with to keep us away from sugary foods? Well, let’s find out!

As a parent, it is natural for you to want to make the best choices for your precious little one. While you would say no to sugary items, there are times when you simply won’t be able to refuse it. This particularly holds true for the candy children tend to receive, especially all the candy children get during festivities, like Halloween, or otherwise. With that, here is a bit of information that will help you acquire a better understanding of the correlation between cavities and the consumption of sugary items.

Details about cavities

For those who don’t know, cavities are basically the area from where the enamel basically breaks down because of decay, and in turn causes a hole. When plaque (a very sticky bacteria, produced naturally in the digestive process) build up in certain areas of the tooth, decay begins to take place. If things are left untreated for a long period of time, it has the potential to formulate a hole within the tooth. This basically expose nerve endings, and further leads to pain and difficulty while chewing. In the worst case scenario, it can also lead to root canal or loss of the tooth completely. Therefore, make sure to visit the best dental clinic in Abu Dhabi for regular checkups.

Is sugar to blame?

If truth be told, sugar is not really the cause of cavities, bacteria is. However, the digestion of sugar leads to the production of the bacteria responsible for cavities. Hence eating sugar, and not paying proper attention to your oral health can play a significant role in the onset of gum diseases, tooth loss and cavities etc. Whenever we eat something, acids are produced to break down our food and aid digestion. These acids tend to demineralize our teeth, which get re-mineralized through proper brushing, our own saliva (yes!) and consuming fluorinated water.

So, the bottom line here is that it is okay to consume sugary food as long as you are able to take good care of your oral hygiene to control the effects of sugar-caused bacteria.

Apart from that, if you want to enhance the overall beauty of your teeth, then it is highly recommended for you to consider a treatment that gives you a Hollywood smile in Abu Dhabi!