Our teeth are very important to us and cutting down on sugar is perhaps one of the greatest things we can do for them. When you consume sugar, the millions of bacteria in your mouth feed on it, breaking it down into an acid that eats at our teeth. As a result, it can cause tooth decay. The funny part is, sipping from a 12oz. can is worse than chugging down a 2-liter bottle as you're exposing your teeth to sugar longer, letting bacteria do its finest work inside your mouth.
So, by cutting down on sugar you can stop tooth decay! Other things that can help prevent tooth decay alongside cutting down your sugar consumption is chewing sugar-free gum to promote salivation, brushing your teeth before breakfast and after dinner, and flossing to clean the other half of your teeth a toothbrush can't reach.
Sugary foods also cause teeth discoloration. It's embarrassing to have yellow or brown teeth, especially since your smile is the biggest first impression you can make with anyone, beating out other factors such as body language, appearance and quality of speech. Teeth staining is largely due to sugary drinks, coffee and tea. Moreover, soft drinks also cause cavities, which can turn your teeth black. By cutting down sugar in your diet, you can stop your teeth from turning into weird colors.
Your significant other will love this too! If you cut down on sugar, you'll have better breath! All those acids that are a result of sugar consumption actually smell, and it's easy to tell. To see just how bad your breath smells after drinking a soda, wait 30 minutes and lick the palm of your hand, then smell it. You'll definitely notice a difference!
Lastly, you'll feel a difference in your oral health. Your teeth will feel healthier, stronger and not as sensitive, it'll feel like weight has been lifted off of your teeth.
As a final note, you don't have to cut our sugar completely, just consume less sugar than you have been. Sugar itself is everywhere and is near impossible to avoid. However, so long as you take the initiative to eat and drink less sugary foods you should be just fine. This also includes that you brush your teeth, floss, use mouthwash and visit the dentist on a bi-annual basis to get your cleanings done.
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