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    Does Dried Fruit Really Damage The Teeth?

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    Dried fruit contains super-concentrated sugar since water is lost in the drying process. A study shows that evidence is not enough to conclude that dried fruit damages teeth.

    Key takeaways:

    • The assertion that dried fruits are sticky and adhere to the teeth is based on very weak evidence.
    • Further research on the effects of chewing dried fruit on the teeth is required.
    • Dried fruit has immense nutritional benefits as well as having antimicrobial compounds. Other benefits are triggering salivary flow.

    Dr Sadler says that further research into the effects of chewing dried fruit on the teeth is required, including balancing any detrimental effects against potentially positive attributes such as encouraging salivary flow and the presence of anti-microbial compounds and sorbitol in the fruit.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.nature.com/bdj/journal/v221/n5/full/sj.bdj.2016.628.html

    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.

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