What About Sugar

Sugar plays a harmful role in tooth decay. The bacteria that form together to become plaque use sugar as a form of energy.

They multiply faster and the plaque grows in size and thickness. Some of the bacteria turn the sugar into a kind of glue that they use to stick themselves to the tooth surface.

This makes it harder for the bacteria to get washed away with your saliva.

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