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Eating Too Much Sugar…

High Sugar DietThe diet of today is the result of a 50-year increase in consumption of the rapidly absorbed sugars—specifically, soft drinks, commercial juices, candy, and easily digested sugar foods such as cakes, cookies, etc.

This change has generally gone unnoticed by consumers, until very recently it has been unquestionably assumed that this is “the way this age is.”

However, now it has become increasingly apparent that we suffer from more and more glucose (sugar) metabolism diseases and dental caries because of poor diet.

These high-energy sugar foods produce the necessary energy for short periods of time, but then more food is required sooner as the body doesn’t utilize these food sources well for any great length of time.

These types of foods—soda, candy, etc.—can be catastrophic in regard to oral health because they maintain a high sugar level in an environment in the mouth with the ideal conditions for bacterial growth.

Bacteria + Sugar = Decay!

To reduce the incidence of decay, eat more natural fruits, vegetables, and protein (meat.) These natural complex carbohydrates and proteins are converted by our bodies to produce sugars of longer lasting action that are stored in the tissues of the body and then utilized over longer periods of time.

The result is that we can enjoy better dental health and better general health.

About William J. Black, DDS

William Black earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis in 1988. He then went on to the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry, where he graduated in 1992. Following dental school, Dr. Black served in the Untied States Navy for 3 years as a dentist. He then settled in the Sacramento area where he opened his practice in 1996. Dr. Black is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Sacramento District Dental Society (SDDS), Academy of General Dentistry, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He is currently pursuing Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry and accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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