Accumulation of Fermentable Sugars and Metabolic Acids in Food Particles that Become Entrapped on the Dentition

  title={Accumulation of Fermentable Sugars and Metabolic Acids in Food Particles that Become Entrapped on the Dentition},
  author={Shelby Kashket and J. Zhang and J. van Houte},
  journal={Journal of Dental Research},
  pages={1885 - 1891}
Earlier studies (Kashket et al., 1991) showed that particles of high-starch snack foods remained longer on the teeth than those of high-sucrose, low-starch foods. The question arose whether the prolonged presence of food particles enhances cariogenicity. A study was undertaken to measure sugars, starches, and metabolic acids in retained food particles. Subjects consumed portions of different foods, and particles were removed from all bicuspids and first molars at defined times after swallowing… 

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