Sugar - it’s yummy and delicious... BUT (you knew that was coming didn’t you) it’s
the only substance that mouth bacteria can turn into plaque.
If you had a diet with no sugar at all you could have no plaque. Why does that matter?
Well, it’s the acid created when plaque builds up that causes both tooth decay and
gum disease. No sugar - no cavities. Simples.
Remember the three ‘R’ of education? Well there are three ‘R’ for sugar - ‘R’ educe
- cut down from four teaspoons of sugar in coffee to three. ‘R’ eplace - substitute
Coke Zero for normal Coke. ‘R’ efuse - try saying ‘No, I don’t take sugar’ out loud,
see how it sounds!