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Over the past several years the amount of sugar included in the average American's diet has increased, leading to dental health complications, according to a professor of oral biology.
Stefan Ruhl of the University at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine explained how sugar can upset the natural balance of bacteria in a person's mouth.
Changes in bacteria levels can affect acid formation, which then leads to cavities, he said.
"Certain bacteria produce acids that dissolve the tooth mineral or enamel. If the bacteria stay in your mouth a long time, cavities may develop," Ruhl explained.
In order to avoid this dental health situation, people are best advised to avoid eating candy or other sugary foods that stick to the teeth, as well as steering clear of sugary sodas.
In addition, he reminded patients to brush their teeth every day - at least twice - to remove potentially harmful plaque.
Those concerned with dental care should also floss every day to reach the bacteria that grows between the teeth.
According to the American Dental Association, a twice-yearly dental checkup is also a first line defense against dental health problems such as cavities.
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