Ask a Dentist

May 14, 2020

Does adding honey to my morning tea affect my teeth or gums at all? Visit us in St. Vital and Garden City.

Unfortunately, yes. The sweet honey you add to your morning tea does have the same effect on your teeth as regular sugar. They are both composed primarily of glucose and fructose. Bacteria thrives in your mouth after you’ve consumed glucose or fructose and will begin to build up plaque on your teeth and under your gums. When there is a lot of plaque on your teeth it can cause tooth decay and lead to gum disease. We recommend to all our patients at our Winnipeg dental clinics that they brush and floss twice a day, as well as after eating or drinking something sugary. If you have any questions, our St. Vital dentists and Garden City dentists will have the answers. Schedule an appointment today!