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2831 SE Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123

Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

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Are You Addicted to Sugar?

Posted on 1/24/2022 by Dr. Call
Are You Addicted to Sugar?Sugar is a substance that most people are addicted to. Resisting sugar is something we should try hard to do. If you have suffered tooth pain before then you will try as much to avoid sugar. Sugar addiction will cause you serious tooth problems like tooth decay, dental cavities, and even tooth loss.

Contents of sugar responsible for addiction

Sugar got addictive potential because it has opioids and dopamine in the brain. When you eat sugar you increase the release of dopamine into the brain. Serotonin is increased by the release of sugar; serotonin is a neurotransmitter that releases endorphins Sugar is so addictive for it makes us feel that we need more. This is because it is absorbed into blood as glucose and since sugar intake causes the release of insulin and is responsible for normalizing glucose levels.

Who is likely to get sugar addiction?

People who become addicted to one sort of drug are more likely to become addicted to another—for example, those with an alcohol problem are more likely than the general public to become addicted to prescription pain medication. "Cross-sensitization" is the term for this. Sugar impacts neuronal pathways in the same way that narcotics do, so those of us who have overindulged in one thing can quickly become overindulges in sweets. Sugar has been shown in animal experiments to be a precursor to alcohol consumption. It's also been proved to be cross-addictive, meaning it'll make you addicted to both stimulants.

Sugar addiction does not mean well it poses serious oral health problems to you. Avoid at all costs intaking sugars to keep your oral health optimal. The dentist will advise you on foods that you can eat to increase sugar levels. The foods to eat are from natural sugars such s fruits. Our dentists will keep you educated on how to maintain good sugar levels in your body.
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