“Bad Sugar”

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Bad sugar is bad for your teeth
Bad sugar is bad for your teeth

It’s pretty much common knowledge that sugar causes tooth decay. Given this, it would then follow that if you want to avoid tooth decay you should avoid sugar. Sounds simple, right?  But really, it just isn’t very practical. Sugar is everywhere in the American diet thereby making it difficult to avoid completely.

So, what is the solution?

The solution is to identify those forms of sugar that cause most of the problems or the “bad sugar”. And this can be done very easily. The “bad sugars” are liquid sugar (such as soft drinks, Kool-Aid, coffee with sugar, etc.), sugar mints, and sugar chewing gums.

If you can avoid these forms of “bad sugar” your chances of getting cavities are almost zero. That’s right! If you want a candy bar, a slice of apple pie, an orange, or almost any form of sugar that you can chew up and swallow, go for it! You might gain weight, but at least your teeth won’t rot.

I hope you find this info useful.