Sugar Free Snacks Can Still Damage Enamel

Sugar free snacks and drinks aren’t necessarily the best option for your teeth. A new study by the Australian Dental Organization is reaching Marietta, GA dentists, and we want you to be informed about the dangers of dental erosion, and what you can do about it.

Protecting Enamel is Important

Dental enamel is the protective layer that prevents erosion and keeps your teeth intact. Sugar wears away at enamel by feeding plaque and creating an acidic byproduct. The study showed that sugar free snacks and drinks had so many acidic additives that they were just as damaging. Sugar free snacks definitely have proven health benefits, but their dental benefits may have been exaggerated.

What Can You Do to Prevent Damage?

It’s important to brush after every meal, floss regularly, and visit your Marietta Dental family for semi-annual cleanings. Dr. Mark Caceres can answer your questions and help you come up with a plan to protect your teeth from dental erosion. Call us today to schedule your appointment!