How does what I eat and drink affect my teeth?
The things that we eat and drink everyday can have a big impact on our oral health. Sugars in our diet play a large role in dental caries (tooth decay) and the plaque formed from the things that we consume can contribute to periodontal disease (gum disease). It is a complex process but our diet has an important role. Foods containing natural sugars like fruit and milk or refined sugars like chocolate, lollies, candies, sweets, cakes, and biscuits put you at higher risk of dental disease.