Dental caries and diet

Once, the sugar was considered an exceptional food and was reserved for the sick or consumed during the holiday season. It became a food consumed every day since the development of the industrial production of sugar, he y a century. For a long time, dental caries was that adults, and she began to reach children in parallel to the development of the sugar industry.

Today it is a disease that affects mostly children, adolescents and young adults; its frequency decreases after 40 years. It is a public health problem that has a very significant cost. In France, at the age of 6 years, two thirds of the children already have at least a decay.

Dental caries

Sugar and carie good household

Carie detainment et sentimentalization is a phenomenon of demoralization of the hard tissues of the tooth (enamel, dentin, cementum), caused by the acidic environment created sugars made by food and certain bacteria in dental plaque. Sugar consumption is therefore a key element of the formation of caries. The sugars the most “cariogenic” are fast sugars, including sucrose, main component of sugar cane and sugar beet. It is the most used in confectionery. Then came the (industrially produced from corn, used in baking) glucose, fructose (fruit sugar), lactose (milk sugar) and starch (slow sugar grains and starches), which is much less cariogenic. Continue reading “Dental caries and diet”