A cavity in a tooth develops from acid producing bacteria living in our mouth. They survive there, and perhaps thrive, with the help of our eating habits.
Not only what we eat, but how we eat is important.
Tooth-destroying bacteria love to eat carbohydrates, especially simple sugars, and are happiest living in acid. They thrive when we feed them often with the foods they like best. The more frequently they are fed, and the longer they are exposed to what they love, the more chance they have to do damage to our teeth.
With straight forward changes to our eating habits, we can reduce our risk of damaging our teeth.
The University of Iowa recently unveiled a guide that helps us to understand how risky our diets are relative to cavities.
Not Just What, but How We Eat Important to Teeth Health
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