One of the most common dangers for teeth is the buildup of sugar in the mouth. Sugar could be attacking your teeth and you wouldn’t even know it. The problem is not knowing targeting and eliminating the source of sugar.
Most people know that fresh fruits are a source of simple sugars. Fresh fruits are commonly used as snacks to provide quick energy boosts throughout the day. They break down quickly and their nutrients are easily absorbed, providing the body with a quick burst of energy.
Unexpected Sources of Sugar
Even grains and other carbohydrates will eventually be broken down and turned into sugar for the body to use as energy. The digestive process begins in the mouth, breaking down food as you begin to chew. Any small pieces that are left behind will gradually break down in the mouth producing a sugary soup that continues to coat the teeth.
Poor Dental Hygiene
Poor dental hygiene is also a cause of sugar build up in the mouth that can eventually damage your teeth. Brushing and flossing regularly is important to both reduce the amount of sugar in the mouth and control bacteria. Rinsing your mouth with mouthwash after eating sugary foods will also help control sugar build up.
Watching what you eat and practicing good oral hygiene are the most effective ways of protecting your teeth from sugar that silently builds up in the mouth.