The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Getting By


October 17, 2018

Does anyone recall being told as a kid eating too much sugar would rot your teeth? Or, perhaps you have caught yourself telling a child the same thing? Have you ever wondered if it was true and, if so, why?

As we find out the older we get, many of the things we were told as children end up being true. In this case with sugar and rotting teeth, it is also true. Here is why: Plaque, which is a sticky film of bacteria covering our teeth, turns the simple carbohydrates (sugars and starches) from the foods and drinks we consume into acid. The acid breaks down and damages the outer surface of th...

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