But drinking a glass of milk with sugary cereals or snacks can neutralise the effect, a study found.
Milk is better than water at preventing the bacteria in plaque from producing acids when they are feasting on sugar, researchers said.
Got milk? Having a glass of milk with sugary snacks or at the end of a meal can neutralise the effect sweet foods have on the enamel
The researchers said: ‘Eating dairy products in combination with other sugary snacks or at the end of a meal may be an effective means of caries prevention.’