The holidays bring office and home parties that are usually full of tempting sweets and sugary drinks. Those same sweets and drinks can also damage your dental and general health. But that doesn’t mean that you have to end up at the dentist with cavities in January.
At Simply Smiles Dental, we work with you to ensure that your dental health remains good during the holidays and that you greet the New Year with a bright, sunny smile.
The Effects of Sugar on Teeth
Tooth decay is caused by mouth bacteria ‘eating’ the same sugar you do, then producing acids that dissolve and damage the teeth. Tooth erosion results when the acid attacks the teeth dissolving the outer surface of tooth enamel. This loss can lead to cavities and exposure of the inner layers of the tooth that may become sensitive and painful.
The friendly professionals at Simply Smiles Dental are committed to your long-term oral health during the holidays and beyond.