Experts: Some food can help prevent tooth decay
Dentists often tell patients to avoid sugary foods to prevent tooth decay, but U.S. researchers say there also are consumables beneficial to oral health. "The bacteria that contribute to tooth decay, Streptococcus mutans, feed on the sucrose — the sugar — that we eat," Louis Amendola, Western Dental's chief dental director says in a statement. "As they multiply, the bacteria release acids that lead to tooth decay." Experts at Western Dental, a dental HMO and clinical provider of dental services in California, Arizona and Nevada, suggest some food can help maintain a smile's health and beauty.
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