Deterring tooth decay: The facts behind cavities and sugar


Tooth decay is one of the most common non-infectious diseases in the world. Many parents know sugar intake is linked to cavities, but most don’t understand the science behind it.

Looking at public health records, researchers from University College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found that, in the United States, tooth decay from sugar was far too high. More than half of school-age children and 92 percent of adults in the U.S. have experienced tooth decay.

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