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How are Food, Drink and Tooth Decay Linked?

We love a juicy orange, but did you know citrus fruits can harm your teeth? Also, those who regularly drink soda are more likely to encounter problems with their teeth.

While there is no doubt that dissolved sugars play a very important role, what other factors could play a role in tooth decay? Let’s look at three variables to consider.

  • The carbonic acid within soda can dissolve tooth enamel.
  • Soda will dry out your mouth; leading to a higher risk of cavities.
  • Acids in citrus fruits can damage the tooth enamel.
  • The sugars within alcohol can cause cavities to form.
  • Alcohol dries out your mouth which can lead to tooth decay over time.
  • Bread contains a high level of starches that are converted into sugar.

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