A lot of parents ask, “Why does my child have cavities when he doesn’t even eat that much sugar?” Most parents think of sugar as just junk food. The fact of the matter is that kids are exposed to sugar in almost everything they eat. 80% of the foods we buy from the store have sugar and usually the bad type like High fructose corn syrup. High fructose corn syrup is like jet fuel for cavity bugs. Because it’s a cheep sugar manufactures put it in everything. Most of the foods that we store in our pantry have lots of bad sugars in them. Natural sugars that are in fruits and vegetables are healthier and less likely to cause cavities. Sugar is also the #1 cause of obesity. This video clip explains the correlation between Sugar and obesity, but when you watch it, think about what all this sugar is doing to your teeth!