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Like ants at a picnic, bacteria go crazy over the sugar on your teeth, breaking it down into acids that eat away tooth enamel, causing holes called cavities. Plaque also causes gingivitis (say: jin-juh-vi-tis), which is gum disease that can make your gums red, swollen, and sore. Your gums are those soft pink tissues in your mouth that hold your teeth in place. If you don't take care of your teeth, it won't be long before cavities and unhealthy gums make your mouth very, very sore. Eating meals will be difficult. And you won't feel like smiling so much.

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Q: Why does sugar rot your teeth?
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Why do teeth rot?

teeth rot because of all of the sugar a single person eats.

Does sugar rot your teeth?


Why do candy rot your teeth?

all the sugar

How does candy rot your teeth?

Candy rots your teeth with all the sugar it has in it, the sugar builds cavaties that "eat" your teeth.

Why does sugar rot teeth?

eats away the enamel

What does coke do to your teeth?

it will make your teeth rot from all the sugar and ArtificaL Ingridents

How does sugar affect teeth?

Sugar affects teeth by causing them to rot. It promotes unhealthy bacteria growth which then eats away at your teeth.

Why do you need to cut down sugar?

Your teeth will rot and fall out.

How do energy drinks effect teeth?

Energy drinks have high sugar content, which can rot teeth or damage the enamel on teeth.

Will sweets really rot your teeth?

The plaque that forms on your teeth is full of bacteria that feed on sugar. As the bacteria eat the sugar, a byproduct is created--acid. The acid wears down your teeth and causes cavities and hefty dental bills. So in short, yes. Sweets rot your teeth.

Why does lollies rot your teeth?

because the sugar breaks down the enamel layer

What is sugar needed for?

If you eat sugar it will increase your energy but if you eat to much of this your teeth will Begin to rot and you will become fat.

Which sodas will rot your teeth?

Any of them. They all contain acids and most contain sugar.

Are marshmallows bad for animals?

Marshmallows are bad for animals because it can get stuck in their teeth, rot their teeth and the sugar can make them hyper.

Does soda make your teeth rotten?

Only if you don't brush your teeth, as plaque bacteria will consume the large amount of sugar to create acid and rot your teeth.

Do teeth rot if you keep them?

Eventually the oxygen will react and rot the teeth.

Why does cola rot your teeth?

Carbon monoxide is in the cola to rot your teeth.

How do your teeth rot when you smoke?

the smoke and bacteria and acid rot your teeth

How do teeth rot?

your teeth rot by eating cake and suger which will put holes in your teeth and your teeth will burn hahaha

Why aren't you supposed to eat sweets before bed - time?

Sugar in the mouth, if teeth are not meticulously cleaned, will rot teeth. Sugar in the body will not be burned off and will be stored as fat.

Do energy drinks rot teeth?

Yes, because there is so much sugar. Most soda drinks rot your teeth like, Coke, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, and believe it or not Orange juice but that's not a soda

What is the healthiest food in australia?

kebab and chips with a large cup of coke with extra sugar to rot your teeth

What happens if you eat your hubba bubba?

Your teeth will rot because of the sugar. Plus, its unhealthy. CHEW STRIDE!!!

Does vinegar rot your teeth?

It can do if used in excess. Vinegar is an acid (as are fizzy drinks, lemons ets) and acids dissolve the lime in your teeth. Actually when you eat sweet things, they rot your teeth the same way, bacteria in you mouth turn the sugar residues into acids.

What carbohydrates rot teeth?

Well carbohydrate is short for deserts. Sugar will rot teeth. Dentist tell you to avoid the McDonalds sweet Tea. McDonald's tea uses 3 X more sugars them regular foods!