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Sucrose Leads To Tooth Decay

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A combination of sugar, saliva and bacteria is highly likely to lead to tooth decay. The sugar sucrose is found in all of the fruit juices (that are going to be tested on the cuttlefish). Sucrose produces a substance glycoproteins (composed of carbohydrates and protein molecules) which coats the teeth forming plaque, whilst this is occurring millions of streptococcus mutans (bacteria found in the oral cavity, which leads to tooth decay) join and connect to the glycoprotein. From here the bacteria uses the fructose the is present to metabolism the glycolysis to gain energy.
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