What Causes Cavities
Aptos Dentists Drs Jason and Allyson Drew • Drew Dental Aptos
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…