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A friend of mine told me that the foods I eat can cause tooth decay, is that true? Ask A Dentist.

Q: A friend of mine told me that the foods I eat can cause tooth decay, is that true?A: Tooth decay is a common disease in North America, second only to the common cold. It can definitely be affected by the foods you eat. For example if you eat or drink a lot of sugary or high carbohydrate foods, the sugars can mix with plaque on your teeth to create an acid. It’s that acid that will attack your enamel and cause tooth decay.

Our recommendation is that you limit sugary and starchy foods in your diet, make sure to brush and floss twice a day, and visit your dentist regularly.

Schedule an appointment with the dentists at our St. Vital or Garden City locations today to keep your mouth happy and healthy.