You Know The Negative Effects of Sugar On Your Teeth, But Did You Know Sour Takes a Toll?
The tart, tangy taste of sour candy may make your mouth pucker, but it could be doing damage to your teeth. Sour foods and candies contain high levels of acid to induce their sour tastes. These acids can be harmful to your tooth enamel, leading to increased risk for tooth decay. While your tooth enamel may be the hardest substance in your body, this enamel is sometimes no match for frequent exposure to acidic substances.
Two types of foods are the greatest contributors to dental enamel breakdown: sugars and acids. Our Royal Lakes Dental team often emphasizes refraining from eating too much sugar because sugars are what feeds decay-causing bacteria. When ...