• Question: Why are there sweets becauese they are not good for your teeth????

    Asked by lionalmessi to Anil, Blanka, Cees, Emma, Mike on 3 Jul 2012.
    • Photo: Emma Trantham

      Emma Trantham answered on 3 Jul 2012:

      Because they taste yummy! 😉

      You’re right that sweets aren’t good for our teeth but having one as the odd treat every now and then is not too bad. It’s if we eat them every day we get the problem.

      And as I said, sweets taste yummy. This means that people buy them and so the companies that make them get money. If everyone stopped buying sweets the companies that make sweets wouldn’t make any money from them and so they would stop making them.

    • Photo: Michael Cook

      Michael Cook answered on 3 Jul 2012:

      I think ‘yummy’ more or less sums it up. Brush twice a day, and a few sweets should be fine!

      Many sweets can be made sugar-free (or made to contain less sugar) and still taste nice though.