Dr. Amy's Tips

Sugar is Everywhere

Everyone is always disappointed to find out that they have a cavity. For some patients they know that they eat too much sugar. Many others think they eat healthy and are confused by how they would have a cavity. It’s our job at Schorn DDS to put on our Detective hats on and figure out the source of their sugar intake. In today’s world SUGAR IS EVERYHERE! Many companies like to sell “healthy” foods that are actually loaded with sugar. It is always important to check the labels and look for added sugars. High fructose corn syrup is a fancy name for sugar! I won’t lie, sugar really does make things taste better, but we all have to be careful about how much sugar we are eating. Our goal is to help you prevent cavities and get a good check up! I have added a list below of some foods that might seem healthy, but have some “sneaky sugars” that can cause cavities.

List of the Obvious foods that cause cavities:

  • Soda

  • Candy

  • Ice Cream

  • Dessert – cookies, cake, pies

  • Mints & Gum

  • Chocolate/Strawberry milk

  • Syrup

List of not so Obvious foods that cause cavities: AKA: “Sneaky sugars”

  • Sports Drinks: Powerade, Gatorade

  • Dried Fruit: raisins, craisins, pineapple, apricots

  • Cough drops (always try to buy sugar free)

  • Cappucino and Latte drinks

  • Flavored waters (check for added sugars)

  • Fruit roll up

  • “Fruit” Drinks that are not 100% juice

  • Sweetened Yogurt

  • Flavored oatmeal

  • Bottled teas

  • Granola

  • Sugary cereals

  • Protein bars are often loaded with sugar