The real effects of sugary snacks. These days, just about everyone knows that eating too much sugar is bad for the entire body, not just for the teeth. Overconsumption of sweets–especially sugared beverages such as soda–can contribute to a host of health problems, among them type 2 diabetes and obesity. But have you ever stopped to think about what really goes on when the teeth are regularly exposed to sugary snacks? Here, we’ll give you an in-depth look at the startling effects that may occur from eating and drinking too much of the sweet stuff. Chances are, once you’ve read this list, you’ll never take your orthodontist for granted again.