Because sugar is exceedingly present in modern packaged foods, our children are inundated with it, from candies and beverages to seemingly healthy breakfast cereals and sweetened veggies. Starches, including sugars, create an acidic environment in the mouth, and this can lead to cavities.
Dr. Kimmy explains this process as having sugar bugs in your mouth. She says that sugar bugs eat sugars and then go potty. Their potty is an acid that makes holes in teeth. Though simplified, children appreciate the simple story and love the concept of destroying the bugs with a special toothbrush and magic toothpaste.