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What you don't know about the harmful effects of sugars on teeth

Have you ever wondered what the harmful effects of sugars are on teeth? Teeth are an important part of the body's general health, and it is known that maintaining them requires constant attention and in our current era, the harmful effects of sugars have become a common problem that many people face due to their negative effects on the teeth.

 In this article, we will review in detail the harm that may occur as a result of consuming sugars and their harmful effect on dental health, and we will provide some tips to prevent these harmful effects.



harmful effects of sugars on teeth
harmful effects of sugars on teeth


Harmful effects of sugars on teeth


Tooth decay is defined as the process of destruction of the hard tissues (enamel and interior) in the teeth as a result of the interaction of bacteria in the mouth with consumed sugars and when we eat sugars, bacteria in the mouth use them as a food source, after consuming sugars, bacteria secrete reactive acids that attack the hard and strong enamel layer covering the teeth, which leads to their erosion and the formation of cavities.

Therefore, it can be said that there is a direct relationship between tooth decay and sugar intake and the more sugars you consume, the greater the chances of cavities forming and therefore, it is recommended to reduce sugar consumption and maintain good oral hygiene to prevent tooth decay.

Sugars that affect teeth

After learning about the harmful effects of sugars on the teeth, it is time to learn about the sugars that we eat daily, which are very harmful to the teeth:

Fructose

White sugar

Milk sugar


Harmful effects of fructose on teeth

The harmful effects of sugars on the teeth begin to appear when consuming large amounts of fructose, which is a type of natural sugar found in fruits, and consists mainly of fructose and glucose, as fructose is a natural ingredient that has nutritional and taste value, and contains many important vitamins and minerals, however, we should be aware that consuming large amounts of fructose can affect dental health in several ways:




Increased risk of tooth decay

High sugar levels in the mouth

Tooth erosion and damage to dental enamel

Increased risk of caries in children

The harmful effects of white sugar on the teeth

The harmful effects of sugars on the teeth appear when eating large amounts of white sugar, which is a type of sugar that is extracted mainly from sugar cane or sugar beets, as white sugar consists mainly of sucrose, a type of carbohydrate consisting of two monosaccharide molecules (glucose and fructose).


The harmful effects of white sugar on the teeth include:


tooth decay

Gum irritation and oral infections

Increased acidity levels in the mouth

Formation of lime deposits.


Milk sugar and its harm to teeth

Milk sugar, also known as lactose, is a type of natural sugar found in milk and dairy products, and although it is considered a natural sugar, consuming large amounts of milk sugar can affect dental health in several ways:

Increased possibility of caries

 Increased acidity levels in the mouth

Formation of lime deposits

Gum irritation and oral infections

 

Tips to get rid of the harmful effects of sugars on the teeth

Avoiding tooth decay while eating sugar requires following some preventive measures and changes in eating habits and here are some tips to avoid tooth decay while eating sugar:


Eating sugars moderately: It is recommended to reduce your intake of sugars in general, and eat them in moderation rather than in excess and reducing your consumption of sugars may help reduce the chance of cavities forming.


Eating sugars during main meals: Eating sugars during main meals can help reduce the harmful effect on the teeth, as saliva production is greater during these times, which can reduce acidity levels in the mouth.



Eating foods rich in calcium: Eating foods rich in calcium, such as milk and cheese, may help promote and strengthen dental health.


Maintain good oral hygiene: You should brush your teeth regularly using a soft toothbrush and toothpaste that contains fluoride, and use dental floss to remove debris between the teeth.


Regular visits to the dentist**: Your healthy routine should include regular visits to the dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings, advice on preventing tooth decay and treating any early problems.


Here we have reached the conclusion of our article in which we talked about the harm of sugars to the teeth and the most prominent types of sugars that lead to diseases of the teeth and mouth, and what are the most prominent tips for reducing these harms as much as possible.


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