It’s no secret that plaque is harmful to teeth, but the sugars that we consume can make it worse. Sugar causes bacteria in the mouth to produce acid that attacks the teeth. Over time, these acids can cause teeth to decay if they are not eliminated by proper brushing and flossing. At Bridge Smile Dental Group P.A., our doctors don’t expect you to cut sugar out completely, but we’d like to encourage you to reduce your intake to protect your teeth.
Sugars in food and drinks provide no nutritional value to tooth enamel. When a person doesn’t brush and flosses away plaque that accrues on the teeth, they raise the risk of developing cavities. Cavities are small holes that form in a tooth, and they require dental fillings to fix. Prevention is a key factor when it comes to tooth decay. To keep your teeth and gums healthy, you should brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. Don’t forget to visit us twice a year for professional cleanings.
If you have questions or concerns regarding tooth decay, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our office, visit www.bridgesmilesdental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Bridge Smile Dental Group P.A. in Somerville, NJ, call 908-725-0400.