Different foods have been foound to effect teeth differently.
While it is well known that eating sugary foods is detrimental to oral health and could result in a trip to the emergency dentist, a study has been carried out showing which foods can be the most damaging.
Dental Plans reported research published in the journal Pediatric Dentistry revealed the breakfast food which promoted the worst amounts of acid creation – leading to dental plaque – were those which contained raisins and bran.
Dr Christine Wu, director of cardiology research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, noted this food type showed significant acid production into the “well-documented danger zone”.
Elsewhere, a vaccine that could help stop gum disease has been created by pharmaceutical company CSL.
The project has now entered a phase where it will be tested on mice, with human trials likely to begin in the near future if it shows positive results.