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Do fruits cause tooth cavities?
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Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
Hi! simply, the bacteria within the plaque on your teeth use sugars (including fructose) in a metabolism process called glycolysis, to get energy.
The end product of this process is acid , which can breakdown the calcium phosphate in your tooth to start a cavity. This is why it is so important to remove the plaque on your teeth daily. Some fruits are acidic too which the damaging bacteria loves.

In brief: Possibly
Hi! simply, the bacteria within the plaque on your teeth use sugars (including fructose) in a metabolism process called glycolysis, to get energy.
The end product of this process is acid , which can breakdown the calcium phosphate in your tooth to start a cavity. This is why it is so important to remove the plaque on your teeth daily. Some fruits are acidic too which the damaging bacteria loves.
Dr. David Duguid
Dr. David Duguid
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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not usually
Most fruit sugars, in their natural whole form, are offset by the fiber present.
Simple sugars are much more prone to cause cavities.

In brief: Not usually
Most fruit sugars, in their natural whole form, are offset by the fiber present.
Simple sugars are much more prone to cause cavities.
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
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