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Why Is Sugar Bad for My Teeth?

Sugar = Food for Bacteria Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that coats your teeth as the bacteria multiplies. But how does it get there in the first place? Plaque makes a home on the surface of or in between your teeth when it has something to feed on: sugar. When plaque breaks sugar down, it releases an acidic by-product that in turn dissolves your tooth enamel. In other words, sugar itself isn’t what is bad for your teeth, but the ... Read more

Why Do Teeth Turn Yellow?

Everyone wants a beautiful, white smile—after all, that’s a good sign of strong, healthy teeth. But teeth don’t just turn yellow because of neglect. In fact, there are many things that can wear down your tooth enamel, which gives your teeth a yellowed appearance. Certain Foods & Drinks You are what you eat! Some foods and drinks can wear down and stain your enamel. The main culprits are acidic foods like citrus, candy, berries, and even pasta sauce, as well as drinks ... Read more