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How Does Sugar Cause Cavities?

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We have heard for decades how sugar causes cavities, but that’s only part of the story. Your Nederland, TX dentist will give you the full scoop on cavity prevention and what foods will support good oral health.

Bacteria Soften Tooth Enamel

When bacteria reproduce, they create an acidic byproduct that softens the enamel of the teeth. The longer sugar stays in the mouth, the more damage it can cause, which is why frequent snacking can also contribute to decay.

Sugar Is One Contributor to Dental Caries

Bacteria reproduce quickly and need an appropriate fuel; sugar is the most readily available source of energy. Sugar comes from a variety of sources, not just soda and ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Fillings

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Dental fillings are a common treatment that many people have experienced, and it's an effective option for many patients. Even if you keep up with your regular at-home oral care as well as your regular professional cleanings, cavities can still occur. It's vital to get these filled as soon as possible, which is one of the reasons going to those regular dentist appointments is so important! This ensures that a simple cavity doesn't become a more progressed form of tooth decay, causing a root canal. 

What to Expect with a Routine Filling

  1. Numbing: First, your dentist will numb the area around the affected tooth to avoid any pain during the procedure.
  2. Removing the ...

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