It shouldn’t come as a shock to you in Leeds that delicious sugary foods are bad for your teeth for they speed up the plaque process and before you know what’s hit you, the tooth decay process will begin and cavities will form- this is only going to go one way, tooth loss. Even before that, the treatments to solve decay can be complex, painful and very expensive. You are also running the risk of suffering from gum disease and inevitably bad breath. However much sugar is pleasant to the palette, you can ease your cravings by finding sweet alternatives that will lower the risk of decay and that will also be good for your breath and any disease you may have. Dried fruits will not cause damage to your teeth and are good for the gums- apricots and raisins and are sweet to the taste; cranberries are particularly good for this. In fact most fruits are good for this and will help to freshen up your breath again. You don’t have to eliminate sugars altogether- everything in moderation as you well know, but it is best to cut right back on it if you want to beat bad breath and keep your mouth fresh and these sweet alternatives are the way forward to achieve this.