Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

Why Does Sugar Cause Cavities?

As any dentist can tell you, sugar affects your body in several ways, including causing cavities. These sugars can come from sodas, candies, pastries, and carbohydrates like crackers and pasta. Read on for a closer look at how sugar causes cavities to develop.

Your mouth is home to hundreds of helpful and harmful bacteria. Whenever you eat something sugary or high in carbohydrates, those bacteria are feeding on the sugar. As they feed on sugar, the bacteria leave acids behind on your teeth. These acids destroy the tooth enamel, which is the protective outer layer of your tooth. When these bacteria and acids are not destroyed by brushing and flossing, your tooth may develop cavities. If a dentist does not fill a cavity soon, it could result in more serious procedures like root canals or tooth extractions.

The staff of Dr. Charles Marks’ dentist office are dedicated to giving you and all of our patients comprehensive preventative dentistry and care. If you think you may have a cavity, or if you wish to learn more about preventative care in New York, call (212) 279-1232 to schedule an appointment.

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347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday