Foods that are high in sugars, carbohydrates and starches significantly contribute to the formation of plaque and the production of acids. This “plaquey” acidic environment leads to the breakdown of tooth enamel and the start of tooth decay. Almost ALL foods contain some form of sugar.
Unfortunately we can not eliminate ALL foods from our diet. We need the important nutrients that they provide. So how can we control the amount of sugar we consume? Read food labels carefully and avoid foods that have a high sugar content. Choose “low in sugar” or “no sugar added” products.