Our teeth are indispensable for cutting up and chewing our food.
They are, however, not indestructible and need constant care and regular maintenance.
What we eat and drink has a strong influence on the health of our teeth, and sweets and sugary drinks strongly contribute to tooth decay.
Nutrition Australia makes the point that solid food takes a longer time to be cleared from the mouth than liquid and therefore has more time to form plaque.
How does food affect your teeth?
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What you eat and drink can directly influence the occurrence of tooth decay.
The following factors can play a role: