Sugar and Acids In Food and Drinks

While many people may know what food and drinks are good for our teeth, there may be some that people don’t realize are bad for our teeth. The main ingredient to look out for is sugar. However, acidic foods and beverages can also cause damage. Bacteria in our mouths thrive on sugars and “eat them,”…

Why Sugar Is Bad For Our Teeth

We are always told that sugar is bad for our teeth, but why? What’s the big deal? We also know that sugar causes tooth decay, but how? Let’s explore how sugar affects our teeth and the reasons to limit sugar in our daily diet. How Sugar Causes Tooth Decay Surprisingly, it is not sugar itself…

Halloween Candy-Do’s and Don’ts

Halloween is right around the corner, and that means there is only one thing on everyone’s mind… CANDY!!! While we love it just as much as our patients do, too much sugar can have detrimental effects on your teeth and smile.  Sugar-filled Halloween candy that fill up trick-or-treat bags are acidic in nature.  Additionally, bacteria…