The Real Cost of a Cavity. Thinking about all the different types of Halloween candy? As any tooth expert at Oxford Family Dental will tell you, you’re getting more than a dose of sugar when you bite into a Mars bars or enjoy a sip of Dr. Pepper. In fact, you’re getting very close to a cavity. How? Bacteria in your mouth turn the sugar into acid which eats away at your enamel (your all-natural anti-cavity barrier) and causes cavities to form.
The good news is that brushing your teeth can fight off the effects of a sugar-heavy snack, but if you’re nowhere near a toothbrush, you might want to put down the bad snack and consider these healthy alternatives: fresh fruits and raw vegetables, low or non-fat milk and cheese, and cold-cuts sandwiches (use rye bread for an extra health kick).