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You may feel like you’re being healthy because of how foods are marketed, but often they’re still packed with cavity causing sugar. Sugar acids are everywhere; fizzy drinks, sweets and fruit juice are the usual culprits, but refined carbohydrates such as rice, bread and potatoes also contain natural sugars that can cause cavities if you don’t monitor how much you eat and keep a check on your teeth.
To keep your sugar intake in check, you can refer to the Glycemic Index. The GI diet ranks carbohydrates on a scale on 1 to 100 based on the how much they raise blood sugar levels by after eating. If the carbs are ranked closer to 100, they digest more quickly and cause large surges in blood sugar levels. The closer to 0, the slower the release of sugar into the bloodstream. Avoiding those high GI numbers not only protects your teeth, but improves your overall health.