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Cane Sugar vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup

You’ve heard many times that sugar is bad for your teeth, but not all sugar and sugar replacements are created equally! We’ll take a look at how high fructose corn syrup, a common sugar replacement, affects your teeth compared to how natural cane sugar does. Cane Sugar & Oral Health When plaque and bacteria break down sugar and starch on the surface of your teeth, they release harmful acids that can eat through your enamel. This makes your teeth vulnerable to discoloration and ... Read more

What Are Teeth Made Of?

We know teeth are important parts of our body—they help us eat, talk, and smile! But what exactly are they made out of? It’s not surprising that they’re just as complex as their functionality! Enamel The outer layer of the teeth is called enamel, which is the first line of defense for your teeth. Enamel is very strong, but it isn’t made of living tissue like bone. Acidic foods and drinks like candy, citrus, and soda can wear your enamel down, making your ... Read more