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      Is Sugar the New Tobacco? Sugar in New Era: Yin or Yang


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      Dental caries, Healthy tooth, Diet, Bacteria, S. Mutans, Chocolate

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          Dental caries is a prevalent non-communicable chronic disease worldwide. It is a diet dependent bacterial disease. Excessive consumption of sucrose always supports the growth of S. mutans at a high frequency and with no/little oral hygiene, it leads to caries supported environment. Eating patterns and food choices are vital to people for the betterment of oral health as well as proper body growth. Over-consumption of sugar dense edibles if often compared to drug addiction. In fact, sugar is as or more addictive than cocaine.

          Prevalence of dental caries is directly proportional to the form and frequency in which sugar is consumed. By form, it means to solid, liquid, or sticky consistency. No doubt that sticky consistency is more harmful than the remaining because it adheres to the tooth surface and does not go off easily. The overall aim of the poster is to give readers an insight into the role of sugar and its consequences.

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          13 July 2020
          [1 ] Master of Dental Surgery, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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          The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.

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          Dental caries, Healthy tooth, Diet, Bacteria, S. Mutans, Chocolate


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