Added sugar in raisin cereals increases acidity of dental plaque

March 21, 2012

February 5, 2010 | dentalproductsreport.comNewsSugar in raisin cereals increases acidity of dental plaque  Elevated dental plaque is a risk factor tat contributes to cavities in children. But eating bran flakes with raisins con

February 5, 2010 | dentalproductsreport.com
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Sugar in raisin cereals increases acidity of dental plaque 

Elevated dental plaque is a risk factor tat contributes to cavities in children. But eating bran flakes with raisins containing no added sugar does not promote more acid in dental plaque than bran flakes alone, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Studies have shown that raisins are rapidly cleared from the surface fo the teeth just like apples, bananas and chocolate. 

In the study, published in the journal Pediatric Dentistry, children ages 7 to 11 compared four food groups -- raisins, bran flakes, commercially marketed raisin bran cereal, and a mix of bran flakes with raisins lacking any added sugar. 

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