Tooth decay is caused when sugars in everyday foods and drinks react with naturally-occurring bacteria on the teeth. The reaction produces acids that, over time, break down teeth and form a cavity.
It’s obvious that sweet treats contain lots of sugar, including candy bars and soda pop. But you may be surprised to learn that many other processed-foods are loaded with sugar. And while sugar makes many foods taste great, it has a negative impact on general health and, of course, dental health.
In the article,”It hides in chicken stock and hot sauce: Going sugar free for one month reveals where it lurks,” author David Leonhardt talks about foods where we least expect sugar to hide. He also encourages all of us to cut way back on sugary foods.