Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sour candy and cavities

Since cavities are caused by acid (caused by carbohydrate-eating bacteria), can acidic candy cause cavities? Dentist John Ruby suggests that it can. Read about his experiments testing the acidity of sour candy (1 g of Warhead dissolved in 5 mL water is acidic as stomach acid), and his concerns about the acid's effect on teeth here.

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