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Sugar causes tooth decay


There is no doubt that exposing dental enamel to sugar-sweetened beverages and foods can lead to tooth decay. But what most people tend to forget is that many other foods and beverages such as 'sticky' carbohydrates (fruit, porridge, bread, cakes etc.) and drinks with natural sugar and acid contents (fruit juices), will also cause tooth decay because they either remain in the mouth for long periods (the sticky foods) or erode tooth enamel (acid foods). Sugar can be a part of balanced diet in moderation. To prevent tooth decay due to sugar or any other food or drink, brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste or rinse your mouth after eating.

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