Ingesting too much sugar can not only cause cavities, but also increases your risk for gum disease. Gum disease can both weaken your bone structure and cause an inflammatory response that may raise your risk of heart disease and other inflammatory conditions.
Excess sugar (sometimes in the form of corn syrup) is everywhere these days; in all kinds of junk foods, candies and soft drinks. And even the sugar-free diet soft drinks still contain high acid levels that can harm your teeth. The best way to stay healthy is to limit how much of these foods you eat.
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