Sugar and Tooth Decay

Suffering from a decaying tooth?  You don’t have to!  Rotten teeth, caused by cavities (or caries), are easily treated and preventable.  Get rid of that aching pain and improve your quality of life with tooth decay treatment from Treasured Smiles Dentistry.

Tooth Decay occurs as a result of plaque buildup.  Plaque contains bacteria that produces harmful acid that can eat away at your tooth enamel.  It is important to treat your decaying tooth as soon as possible so as to avoid pain or infection.  If not treated properly, cavities can even result in tooth loss.

Rid Yourself of Rotten Teeth

Sugars, starches, and acids eat away at your teeth.  In order to prevent caries, Treasured Smiles recommends the following habits:

  • Avoid carbohydrate-rich foods such as candy, cookies, soft drinks, and fruit juices.  These leave deposits on your teeth.
  • Brush and floss your teeth regularly.
  • Use dental products that contain fluoride.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Visit Treasured Smiles Dentistry for checkups and cleanings!


Call for a Consultation today!

Whether you are looking to simply have your teeth cleaned, or need a more involved solution to tooth decay, call us at 815-806-1600 today! For more information regarding our location and hours, please visit our contact page.  You can also inquire about an appointment online!

At Treasured Smiles, we know we can find the right treatment plan for you.  Healthy, clean teeth are only a phone call away!