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What Causes Cavities

Aptos Dentists Drs Jason and Allyson Drew • Drew Dental Aptos[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

 

When diet is a caries (Cavity) risk factor for my patients, my best tool is patient education. I try to tailor this conversation to their specific dietary habits. And I also try to make this information more thoughtful than “don’t eat sugar” but simple enough so they understand it. I generally have 2 things that I want them to understand: 1. Sugar doesn’t cause cavities – ACID causes cavities and 2. Sugar FREQUENCY is more critical than the amount.

The picture shows the Keyes diagram – “when you eat sugar, it feeds the bacteria in your mouth which poop out acid and dissolve your teeth.” Stay tuned for more…[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]