A popular misconception is that candy rots your teeth, but don’t blame candy for your cavities. Beverages like soda pop or fruit juices also wreak havoc with teeth, causing tooth decay. Below, are the causes for tooth decay, so you can be an informed consumer going forward and help preserve those pearly whites.
Consuming too much sugar can be damaging to your health, but many times we forget how damaging sugar can be to the teeth and mouth in general. About half of kids have tooth decay by the time they are 8 years old. This can lead to a higher risk of developing tooth decay as adults. Each time sugar is consumed, the bacteria on the surface of the teeth converts to acid. This acid basically attacks the teeth and gradually destroys the outer layer of enamel which protects the teeth. This can cause very fast decay of a tooth.