Sugar has a unique relationship with oral health and it triggers dental issues, periodontal disease. People who are exposed to sugar have a greater number of tooth and gum diseases compared to the ones that are less exposed.
Sugar or sucrose triggers the creation of dental plaque. Plaque produces toxins and acids that causes gum inflammation resulting to swollen gums and gum disease. Plaque is the primary cause of tooth decay and gum diseases. Sucrose also glucose, and glucose produces organic acids, but organic acid can also be formed from other foods other than sugar.
Avoiding frequent ingestion of sugar or foods that contains it can be one way of preventing swollen gums and gum disease, combined with superior oral health hygiene gum disease can be completely avoided.