Do you think fruit is a healthy snack? Well it might not be for your teeth

 

Dental expert David Barlett said we are unaware of harm caused by acidic fruit, and advised us to confine it to meal times to give teeth time to recover

Snacking on fruit between meals could be increasingly to blame for tooth decay.

Dental expert David Barlett said we are unaware of harm caused by acidic fruit, and advised us to confine it to meal times to give teeth time to recover.

He told the British Dental Conference in Manchester: “It’s not what you eat. It’s how.”

He also said the problem affects wealthy men pursuing a healthy ­lifestyle, and that Brits eat more fruit than Europeans.

The Health & Social Care Information Centre says children from low-income families are twice as likely to have tooth decay, linked to diet and dental care.

And Public Health England warns 12 per cent of kids aged three suffer decay from too much sugar.

Mr Bartlett urged people to confine their fruit intake to meal times to protect their tooth enamel from constant wear and give them time to recover.

According to the latest figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre, children from low-income families are twice as likely to have tooth decay, linked to poor diet and access to dental care.

It also found the number one reason for primary school-aged children being admitted to hospital in 2013-14 was to have multiple teeth taken out.

Some 12% of three-year-olds in England have decaying teeth as parents increasingly give their children sugary foods and drinks, Public Health England have also warned.

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Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/you-think-fruit-healthy-snack-5669955

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