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Is Running Rotting my Teeth!!!

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When I went dentist recently she was surprised how rotten one of my teeth had become in such a short time and questioned me about diet. I have no suger in hot drinks, and don't eat mints. However, due to my marathon training which started last summer, I now eat alot more fruit, drink alot more isotonic drinks and eat jelly babies on long runs.<br><br>
When I went back this morning, she told me that unless I address my diet quickly, I will be having alot more dental treatment and it will be costly.<br><br>
Please help.......<br><br>
Are some fruits more acidic than others?<br>
Would I be better taking jells with water and cutting out the isotonic drinks and jelly babies?<br>
What else can I do?<br><br>
I don't want false teeth inside 3 years!!!
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Hi Elaine! The curse of so called natural sugars! Anything containing fructose, which would be energy drinks, bars and of course fruit. Fructose is acidic and tends to bond to about anything and unfortunately teeth.<br><br>
I am also curious about eating too much fiber as to whether it tends to grind down the teeth a bit as the bovine's have a tendancy to wear thier teeth out on thier purely fibrous diet.<br><br>
Good Luck on your tooth! Larry
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