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A 35-year-old member asked:

I know that sugar causes cavity and fruits have sugar... but are they the same sugar that causes cavity?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
A Verified Doctoranswered
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: The sugars feed the bacteria in your mouth to produce acids that destroy at he teeth. Fruits also have acids that will erode teeth and can cause cavities. So be careful with your diet. Do not snack or browse all day long.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can sugar help to cause cavities?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Feeds bacteria: Sugar, among other foods, feeds the bacteria stuck to your teeth. The bacteria produce acid as a byproduct, which dissolves your enamel.
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