I didn’t think so. None of my dentists ever uttered those words. Conflict of interests, maybe? And the worst carbohydrates for your teeth seem to be sugars.
(Thanks to Dr. Stephan Guyenet and Jeremy Landen for this sugar consumption graph.)
MNT on September 16, 2014, published an article about the very prominent role of sugars as a cause of cavities, aka dental caries. This idea deserves much wider dissemination.
I’ve written before about the carbohydrate connection to dental health and chronic systemic disease. Furthermore, sugar-sweetened beverages are linked to 200,000 yearly worldwide deaths.
Investigators at University College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine think the World Health Organization’s recommendation of a maximum of 10% total daily calories from “free sugar” should be reduced to 3%, with 5% (25 grams) as a fall-back position.
Six teaspoons of granulated table sugar (sucrose) is 25 grams…
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