How do sugary foods affect my teeth?

Dante A. Gonzales, DMD
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
High sugar foods, some starchy foods and highly processed foods can harm healthy teeth and gums. In this video Dante Gonzales, DMD, discusses foods to avoid for a healthy mouth.
Our teeth are constantly being covered with a sticky film of bacteria, called plaque. When we eat or drink anything that contains sugar-such as cookies, candy, soda, juice, fruit, milk and many other foods and beverages-bacteria turn the sugar into acids that can attack tooth enamel. Over time, repeated attacks may result in decay.

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