The Effect of Candy on Teeth

It is known that candy consumption is related to dental caries however, candies do not cause caries directly, they create the suitable conditions for caries depending on consumption frequency. The human mouth contains both beneficial and harmf...

It is known that candy consumption is related to dental caries however, candies do not cause caries directly, they create the suitable conditions for caries depending on consumption frequency.

 

The human mouth contains both beneficial and harmful bacteria. When you eat candy, harmful bacteria is also fed on this sugar and generate acid which cause corrosion on tooth enamel. As a result, bruises, which are a bacterial infection, occur. Even a small bruise, if left untreated, will worsen over time and may require serious medical attention.

 

Three ways to reduce the impact of candy on teeth:

 

1. Brushing teeth after eating candy and food: If you brush your teeth after eating candy, you will be removing bacteria that cause tooth enamel erosion. However, an important issue that needs attention is not brushing the teeth immediately after consuming acidic sugars (citrus products, sports drinks). Because brushing the teeth immediately after consuming such foods will damage the tooth enamel more. After consuming acidic candies, you can rinse your mouth with water and then brush your teeth after a while.

 

2. Drinking water and rinsing your mouth: If you think you have consumed too much candy and are not in a position to brush your teeth, it is the easiest and quickest way.

 

3. Avoiding sticky candies: If you will consume sugar anyway, at least you can prefer less threatening types instead of consuming sugars that are in very sticky form. 

 

Keywords:

Eating candy, Corrosion on tooth, Bacterial interactions, Tooth decay, Sticky candies, Sugar, Tooth enamel erosion

 

28.04.2021