We all do.
We all have a love hate relationship with the oh-so-sweet-tasting foods that make our taste buds smile and make the enamel in our teeth frown. With each sugary indulgence where bacteria in our mouth come in contact with sugars and starches ingested, acid is produced which attack the teeth for 20 minutes or more.
The next few blog posts will be dedicated to helping us all become better and smarter sugar consumers and subsequently avoid dental problems.
THE FIRST STEP IS TO READ LABELS:
There's added sugar lurking in places you would have never guessed. Healthy cereals, ketchup, chips and even spaghetti sauces can have tons of sugar. Be sure to watch the video below to learn how to equate grams of sugar into teaspoons. Also, watch for words like dextrose, sucrose, malted barley extract, and corn syrup when reading the ingredient list. Not only is it important for your dental health to be aware of what you put into your mouth, but for your whole body.