Food starches and dental caries.

  title={Food starches and dental caries.},
  author={Peter Lingstr{\"o}m and J. van Houte and Shelby Kashket},
  journal={Critical reviews in oral biology and medicine : an official publication of the American Association of Oral Biologists},
  volume={11 3},
  • P. Lingström, J. van Houte, S. Kashket
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Critical reviews in oral biology and medicine : an official publication of the American Association of Oral Biologists
Sucrose and starches are the predominant dietary carbohydrates in modern societies. While the causal relationship between sucrose and dental caries development is indisputable, the relationship between food starch and dental caries continues to be debated and is the topic of this review. The current view of dental caries etiology suggests that in-depth evaluation of the starch-caries relationship requires the consideration of several critical cariogenic determinants: (1) the intensity (i.e… 
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