Sugar Ain't So Sweet February 23 2016

Sugar Ain't So Sweet

We’ve all been told as kids that candy causes tooth decay, but this statement bears more significance than you might think. Children are more susceptible to tooth decay than adults because their enamel is not yet fully developed, which is why information about tooth decay always focused on children. But adults are also at serious risk for oral issues as a result of sugar. Having sweets on occasion is okay, but an excess of sugar in your diet can have permanent consequences on the health of your mouth, as well as your body. Just a few weeks ago, the U.S. government released new dietary guidelines urging Americans to curb their sugar intake for improved oral and overall health...

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