Cariogenicity of Other Foods

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may be recognized as the primary cause of dental caries. Nevertheless, we must identify how other common foods within our diet influences the development of caries.

In this section, 3 kinds of common foods, namely, Starch, Fruits and Milk are tackled to provide a general outlook on the cariogenic effects of our usual diet.

Diet and Dental Caries | Types of Sugar | Cariogenicity of Other Foods | Evidence Linking Sugar and Dental Caries in Humans | Influence of Consumption Pattern | Malnutrition and Dental Caries | Influence of Fluoride on the Sugar/Caries Relationship | Protective Factors in Foods | Non-Sugar Sweeteners | Dietary Control and Dental Caries | Summary