Eating more sugar automatically means more cavities, right? It really depends on the frequency of sugar consumption, not the quantity.
Maybe you’ve heard your dentist say “I’d rather you eat an entire cake in one sitting than to snack consistently throughout the day.” My dentist told me this information as a kid, the problem is I only remembered the first part and proudly repeated to my mother “The dentist said I should eat the entire cake all in one sitting.” Selective memory: it proved I was a male, at least.
For the scientifically-minded readers, let’s explain why it’s better to consume anything with sugar in a single setting rather than sip or snack throughout the day. Courtesy of the New York Times Science Section today, I read this article by Anahad O’Connor and had to pass it along: