8 doctors weighed in:

Can eating fruit lead to dental decay?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. BEHRAM DALAL
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Fruits contain

Natural sugars (fructose etc).
If ones hygiene is remiss and daily sugar intake is high (artificial or natural) including juices and sodas - cavities will result. Everything in moderation and exercise good oral hygiene habits.

In brief: Fruits contain

Natural sugars (fructose etc).
If ones hygiene is remiss and daily sugar intake is high (artificial or natural) including juices and sodas - cavities will result. Everything in moderation and exercise good oral hygiene habits.
Dr. BEHRAM DALAL
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Certainly

Any food that contains suger can supply the bacteria with this energy source and they can make the acids which destroy the tooth and lead to decay.

In brief: Certainly

Any food that contains suger can supply the bacteria with this energy source and they can make the acids which destroy the tooth and lead to decay.
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, but

Yes, but much less likely than refined carbs.
See DDS with any pain which may suggest dental decay.

In brief: Yes, but

Yes, but much less likely than refined carbs.
See DDS with any pain which may suggest dental decay.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Robert Douglas
Regardless of your diet, frequent brushing and flossing or oral irrigator use will prevent decay and gum disease. Add semi annual visits to your dentist for a lifetime of good dental health.
Dr. Seth Rosen
Dentistry

In brief: Depends

Fruits are full of sugars which if eaten in excess and if you don't brush your teeth after will contribute to cavities.
However, good oral health practices are the best way to avoid dental decay so as long as you brush and floss twice daily you could eat most any food and be fine.

In brief: Depends

Fruits are full of sugars which if eaten in excess and if you don't brush your teeth after will contribute to cavities.
However, good oral health practices are the best way to avoid dental decay so as long as you brush and floss twice daily you could eat most any food and be fine.
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