So what causes cavities in children? My dentist said that some people are more prone to cavities because they have more grooves on the surface of there teeth so bacteria can’t get washed away as easily as someone with flatter surfaces (and eating too much sugar). Matt says cavities are from not getting enough minerals to strengthen teeth. When I was a child I ate a variety of foods. My mother never restricted foods and I drank when I was thirsty. I had my share of sugar yet I have a ton of cavities. So who’s right? And how do I prevent cavities in my children?
MtnBoi That article states, “Cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth consume simple sugars, converting them into acid plaque.” They also state, “consuming less simple sugar (sucrose or table sugar) will reduce the number of acid- producing bacteria in the mouth. ” But Matt says that simple sugars help to strengthen teeth. I’m confused, so who’s right??