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What substances destroy your teeth?
Question Date: 2010-03-04
Answer 1:

Anything that is acid will slowly dissolve your teeth. The reason why sugars are damaging is that bacteria digest the sugars in your mouth and produce acids as a waste product, which affects your teeth.

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