Sugar isn’t bad for your teeth. At least, sugar alone isn’t bad for your teeth. The acids produced by the bacteria in your mouth that feed on the sugar you eat? Those are bad for your teeth. So bad, in fact, that many family dentists recommend avoiding sugar altogether.
Makhoul Dentistry Serving Mission Viejo & Laguna Niguel, CA
Beginning in the 90’s, research uncovered details that linked periodontal diseases with overall health.
Specifically, periodontal disease has been shown to:
1) Increase the risk of hypertention and atherosclerosis and thus the development of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases which can lead to heart attack or stroke.
2) Increase the risk of developing diabetes or make it more difficult for patients already afflicted with diabetes to control the disease.
3)Increase the risk of having a preterm or low birth weight baby.