Many of you have been told by your Dentist that sugar is one of the worst possible things for your teeth. It is one of the primary factors in developing cavities, but it can also promote the growth of harmful bacteria that reside in hard to clean places.
Unfortunately, sugar seems to be in everything these days and is hard to avoid. There are two primary types of sugars you will find in food, natural and added sugars. Natural sugars are typically found in foods like fruits, grains, vegetables, and dairy products. These are sugars that we consume on a daily basis when eating a balanced diet and are an important part of the fuel our bodies use.
Added sugars are the ones that we need to actively try to avoid, not only for our dental health, but our overall health. Some of the biggest sources of added sugars are chocolate, candy, sweet cereals, processed foods, cake, sodas, juices, and sports drinks. We all know that the occasional desert is a nice treat, but everything in moderation!
Keeping your added sugar intake down will keep your teeth healthier, your pancreas happier, and your midline svelter.