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A 34-year-old member asked:

What foods can i eat that will not cause tooth decay?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
Foods without Sugar: Sugar is one of the main causes of tooth decay. Avoiding sugar or at least limiting its consumption will help. Also, taking good care of your teeth and having help from a dentist will help.
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 32 years experience
Food: your attention to your hygiene is as important to your dental health as what you eat..
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
The Good Guys: Here is the list: fiber-rich fruits, milk, plain yogurt and other products, water with fluoride. Ask your dentist for cavities prevention diet.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to eat hard food after your tooth decay is plastered?

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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry 46 years experience
Plastered=Teporary?: If you mean that a temporary filling was placed after decay was removed and/or root canal treatment was started then you can eat carefully 1-2 hours later when the "plaster" has hardened. Be care to avoid sticky and hard foods that may crack or abrade the filling.
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A 16-year-old male asked:

What chemicals cause tooth decay?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Acid: Acid demineralizes the enamel matrix of the teeth causing tooth decay.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the main causes of tooth decay?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Acid: Acid, produced by bacteria, causes the breakdown of the mineral matrix that enamel is composed of. Acids from specific foods/drinks will also contribute to the problem, as will acid reflux.

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