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Does Sugar Really Rot Your Teeth?

The answer is YES, sugar can lead to damaging your teeth.

When sugar is consumed it interacts with the bacteria in your mouth which then produces acid.

It’s the acid that is responsible for tooth decay.  It attacks your teeth, slowly dissolving the enamel of your teeth and creates holes or cavities.

Tooth decay is the most common dental problem in Australia.

The best way to prevent the negative effects of sugar on teeth, is to avoid sugar… but that’s easier said than done.  So, after you consume sugary foods or sugary drinks brush your teeth promptly.


Seeing your dentist every 6 to 12 months for a comprehensive check-up and teeth cleaning is critical to maintaining a bright, healthy and beautiful smile.

Book in for an appointment here at Mascot Dental Centre and we’ll advise you and make sure your teeth are in good health.  If there are any issues we can catch the problem before it does serious damage.

Call us today on 0402 111 580 or book an appointment online at a time that’s good for you.