Ever since we were kids, we have always been warned to stay away from sugar. That it will make our teeth rot and fall out.
And yes, this would be true if you were consuming loads of sugar as it can lead to tooth decay. However, tooth decay isn’t actually caused by the sugar itself, but rather what happens in your mouth after you eat lollies or have a sugary soda.
Of course, kids are more likely to respond to your warnings about the effects of sugar on teeth as opposed to the scientific explanation of a continuous war taking place inside their mouth.
Here’s what really happens and tips to help your family fight tooth decay.