Did you know how much sugar is really in all of those soft drinks that you love to drink? In the picture shown you can see just how much sugar you are consuming in one drink. If you have not thought about water, think again. Not only is that amount of sugar harming the body, but think about your teeth!
Tooth decay is caused by bacteria that feeds on sugars from food and drinks. That bacteria, called plaque, can stick to your teeth, producing acids that eat through the enamel on your teeth. The worst part is that the when you sip drinks all day that contain sugar the clearance of sugar from your mouth takes about 20 minutes. During the 20 minutes, the teeth are very active and convert sugar to acid. Just think, it only takes 20 minutes you say? Well that’s for that one sip, what about the next sip, and the next sip, so all those 20 minutes lead up to a day of sugar on your teeth?
Dr. Alan H. Farber
Offices in Hauppauge and Medford, NY
New Patients Welcome