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Unfortunately Captain Macleans has been too busy fighting sugar acid and didn't finish his website! Here are some facts on sugar acid protection:


What is it and how does it work?

MACLEANS® Sugar Acid Protection toothpastes provide self defence for teeth. They contain fluoride that works by binding to the enamel to help defend the teeth against sugar acid attack. The fluoride helps prevent cavities by drawing new minerals into the tooth, leaving it stronger than before.

Look out for Sugar Acid Protection in the MACLEANS® Multi Action range. Click here to find out more.


Key facts about Sugar Acid Protection


Why do I need Sugar Acid Protection?

We all enjoy a bit of sugar, however too much of it in our diets can threaten the health of our teeth. Studies have shown that not only have our eating habits changed over time, but the types of foods we are eating have changed too. Sugar has become ever more present, and so it is important to understand how to protect our teeth against sugar acid attack and tooth decay.


What does sugar do to my teeth?

Sugar is used by bacteria in the mouth and produces acids, which can dissolve the protective minerals in the surface of the tooth. In time, the sugar acid can dissolve mineral from the tooth, leading to cavities.


How can I limit the impact of sugar on my teeth?

As a simple rule, the less sugar you eat, the lower your risk of cavities. We all know that cakes and sweets contain sugar, but 'hidden' sugar can also be found in foods that we wouldn't expect. It is the fact that these sugars are hidden, that make them so surprising. Three types of foods that can increase sugar in our diet are as follows:

  • • Sweet items such as confectionary, cakes and pastries
  • • Processed foods that contain added sugar such as cereals and cooking sauces
  • • Foods containing complex carbohydrates such as bread and pasta, which can release sugars in your mouth