Tuesday, November 28, 2017

How Sugar Hurts the Teeth

If you want to keep your permanent teeth for a lifetime, then it’s time to throw the energy drinks, fruit juices, and soda in the trash. Sugar feeds on the bacteria in the mouth and provides no nutritional benefits for tooth enamel. Once tooth enamel is gone, Dr. Dipika Shah, DDS cannot restore it. Instead, she will need to explore cosmetic options, such as fillings and dental bonding to restore the tooth.

Soft drinks, diet soft drinks, and sports energy drinks contain high levels of sugar and/or acid that promote tooth decay. Fruit juices contain sugar and acid. To promote a healthy smile, Dr. Dipika Shah, DDS encourages patients to drink more water and milk. Water cleans the mouth with every sip, while milk contains calcium to to strenghen your bone.

If you have questions or concerns regarding diet and dental health, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at the practice, visit www.dentistnj.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dipika Shah, DDS, here in our Holmdel, NJ office, call 732-264-8180. 

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