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How Sweets Can Harm Your Teeth

Although we all know that it’s best to avoid excessive indulgence in eating sweets, having them in moderation is usually not an issue. However, for some unfortunate people, eating sweets causes pain in the teeth

If you like to have a sweet treat every now and then, but you pay the price in terms of pain after you enjoy the treat, here are some things to consider. By following these tips you may be able to address the issue and enjoy a sweet every once in a while.


Although everyone is different-and you should definitely let us know if your teeth hurt after eating sweets so we can inspect your teeth for trouble-generally speaking teeth that are sensitive to sweets are that way because they are low on enamel.

The enamel is the tough outer covering of the tooth. You can reduce its thickness by brushing too hard (or using a toothbrush with bristles that are too hard) or eating too many foods with excessive acid levels.

However, you got there, once your enamel levels are low, one result can be a painful sensation in the tooth after eating sweet food or enjoying hot or cold foods or drinks.


Fortunately, the enamel on your teeth can repair itself given the right settings. Talk with us about your issue, and we can recommend a course of action that can help strengthen the enamel on your teeth.

Also, there are some toothpastes on the market that help to desensitize your teeth. These may be worth exploring as a temporary solution while you pursue longer term solutions to strengthening the enamel on your teeth.

If your teeth hurt after eating sweets, all is not lost! Be sure to tell us about the issue, and we can help you out!

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (516) 686-9780 today.

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