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What's worst for your teeth, confectionery or fruit? watch

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    When I eat a fruit, I literally feel the acid in my mouth. Where as if I eat cholesterol) chocolate or cake etc i only taste sweet no sour.

    Is fruit worse for my teeth?
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    I think confectionary? I understand what you mean about feeling fruit acids in your mouth - I get that too, but I've recently (past 8 months or so) given up refined sugar and replaced it with fruit. Went to the dentist a week ago and for the first time ever was told that I had 'one of the cleanest mouths she'd seeing a while'. No change to teeth cleaning habits, so I assume it was partly due to the lack of sugar! I must say I was very surprised as I assumed my teeth would be in a terrible condition due to the honestly excessive amounts of fruit I consume!
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    (Original post by nonotyoutoo)
    When I eat a fruit, I literally feel the acid in my mouth. Where as if I eat cholesterol) chocolate or cake etc i only taste sweet no sour.

    Is fruit worse for my teeth?
    Despite the sugar in fruit, having fruit rather than confectionary is better because of the other positives of fruit. If possible, have actual fruit rather than juices, as the fruit contains much more of other things, for example fibre which is beneficial. There was also a crude experiment I saw on the BBC where you get fuller a lot more quickly from oranges than you do orange juice, and so whilst getting more benefits from oranges, you also have less, and so exposed from less sugar...

    However, veg is even better in that it generally has less sugar and I find there're many more varied veg I like compared to fruit!
 
 
 
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