WHO’s recommended sugar intake ‘should be halved to combat dental cavities’

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By Timberlake Dental curated from medicalnewstoday.com

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“It is well known that sugar consumption is a leading cause of dental caries. Bacteria in the mouth can feed off of certain sugars, producing plaque containing acids that remove minerals from the outer enamel of the tooth.”

See full article on medicalnewstoday.com

Commentary:

As stated in the article, They found that adults had a significantly higher incidence of tooth decay than children, and this incidence soared with any sugar consumption over 0% of total daily calories. But even among children, the team found that moving from consuming almost no sugar to 5% of total daily calories doubled the rate of tooth decay. This rose with every increase in sugar intake.

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