4. Tooth decay
Sweet foods inarguably promote the formation of cavities and tooth decay. However, it’s not sugar that makes your teeth rot, but rather, the debris from foods left on the teeth after you eat. If not digested or brushed properly, food debris causes the appearance of plaque on your teeth. It erodes the hard surface of a tooth resulting in tiny holes.
Different sugary foods like candy, dry cereal, and breath mints can get stuck between your teeth where it’s hard to reach, speeding up the process of decay. Maintaining proper oral hygiene might save you from regular dentist appointments.