NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH: How sugar causes tooth decay

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Q. Please, may you discuss simple sugars? I was a biology major and I understand simple sugars, and yet I didn't consider the impact of lactose on feeding acid-producing germs. I simply thought I should avoid foods with sweet forms of simple sugars. And, what about the impact of artificial sweeteners?I didn't even know that the acid-causing germs were the problem. Is there a product or lab to test for that acid-forming germ? I suppose it's unnecessary for an adult, [...]
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