The causes of Dental Decay. You will be surprised!

 

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Question:  Which of the following causes dental decay? (Hint: More than one)

  1. Candy
  2. Piece of meat that is left between your teeth for 3 weeks!
  3. Orange juice
  4. Bread

The fact of the matter is that all Carbohydrates including sugars, breads and even fruits cause decay if consumed too frequently.  Carbohydrates signal the many living bacteria around your teeth to wake up, consume the carbs and in turn produce acids which causes decay.  On the other hand proteins do not have such properties.  A piece of meat left between your teeth is not going to smell so good in 3 weeks but it is not a major decay causing item!

 

So, the answer is a,c,d!

Look for our next blog posting in January!  Thank you.

Ramin Sani, DDS