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Valentine's Day can be a reminder of sugar's link to tooth decay
Updated: 1/21/2011 7:00:04 PM

Take care of your teeth by decreasing consumption of high-sugar sweets. Most holidays are centered around sweet foods and high-sugar treats. Valentine's Day is no exception and the exchange of candy could be considered one of the day's prime highlights.

Indulging in sugary sweets - cookies, chocolate, other candies - this Valentine's Day, however, can come at a cost to one's dental health.

Too much sugar is commonly known to cause tooth decay, but understanding exactly how it does so can give one even more pause before glutting on sugar-filled treats.

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), when consumed sugar sits in the mouth and interacts with plaque, acids are produced that attack the teeth for at least 20 minutes. This unpleasant process can end in tooth decline and decay.

Try to avoid tooth decay this Valentine's Day by indulging in common sense techniques. Brushing twice a day and flossing rigorously at least once day as the ADA suggests, may decrease chances of sugar damage.

Moreover, drinking plenty of water to flush out the acids in one's mouth can also reduce risk of tooth decay, the ADA notes.

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