Thursday, January 05, 2006

Sugar shock

"'The soda bores a hole in the tooth, then pours sugar into it,' Frachella said. 'There's not enough fluoride in the world to combat that...When he started out, Frachella thought that fluoride would be a miracle drug for dentistry: 'I thought if we optimized topical and systemic fluoride, that we would eliminate tooth decay in 30 years. I was naive, and didn't foresee that we would be drinking battery acid by the tens of thousands of liters, thanks to the sugar lobby in the United States. And the American Medical Association and the American Dental Association have caved to them, taking grant money from the sugar industry.'"