How can something so sweet be so sinister?
Your mouth has a natural ecosystem balanced by good and bad bacteria but harmful oral bacteria use the sugars you eat to create acids. The acid destroys your tooth enamel leaving your tooth weak and susceptible to cavities.
Cavities are bacterial infections created by acids that leave holes in your teeth. Untreated, cavities can cause tooth and gum pain, and eventually tooth loss.
According to the World Health Organization, we should limit our added sugar intake to six teaspoons a day. The average American consumes 19.5 grams per day so the most effective preventative treatment would be to cut back on sugar intake considerably.