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New school year is fast approaching and teenagers heading off to university will have to take control of their oral health without their parents’ reminders. It is not a secret that student life and diet is not the healthiest and easiest one on their teeth. Eating late at night, having fizzy drinks filled with sugar and caffeine, dealing with hangovers and snacking while studying can lead to huge dental problems for young people.
Sweet tooth anyone? Since sugar is so addictive we tent to eat too much of it and it can lead to problems with our teeth. Certain types of sugar can cause permanent damage to our teeth and that is easily avoidable by making smart choices. Sugar from food turns into acid in our mouth and that causes weakening of the enamel – the outer layer of our tooth. Consuming sugary food too much and too often may lead to a tooth decay.