Food and Teeth Directory
What foods you eat can directly affect your teeth in either a positive or negative way. Foods and drinks that you should avoid are those that are high in sugar like candies, pies, cakes, cookies, sodas, juices, and gum. These have loads of sugar that is a fuel source for bacteria, and frequent snacking or sipping leads to increased exposure. However, there are lots of things that you can eat and drink that will help keep your teeth healthy. Water, unsweetened tea, and milk are better choices for drinks during the day, and foods like meats, cheese, and nuts help keep teeth healthy. Find out more about what you should eat and not eat to keep your teeth healthy.
Oral Side Effects of Medications
WebMD explains common oral side effects of medications, including chemotherapy and psychiatric drugs.
Nutrition and Teeth
Snacking can lead to tooth decay. WebMD offers tips for stocking your pantry and fridge with dental-friendly foods.
Nutrition and Your Child's Teeth
What your child eats affects his or her teeth. Keep your child's teeth in tip-top shape with these tips.
Tooth Enamel: Erosion and Restoration
What does tooth enamel do? WebMD explains what tooth enamel is, what causes it to erode, how to prevent enamel loss, and how to treat it.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth
You use your teeth to talk, chew, and smile. But here are some other "teeth facts" you probably didn’t know about your pearly whites.
Can My Diet Help My Smile?
How to choose foods that help your teeth stay bright, white, and healthy.
Keeping Teeth Stain-Free
Options for getting rid of stains on your teeth and keeping your smile shiny and bright.
Foods for Bright Teeth and a Healthier Smile
Foods to choose, and foods to avoid, for healthy teeth and a bright smile.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: What Your Mouth Says About Your Health
See how diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and more health problems are related to gum disease and oral health.
Slideshow: Tooth Discoloration: Foods That Stain Your Teeth
Want to keep your teeth white? See the food and drinks -- like coffee, tea, and berries -- that stain teeth, so you can avoid tooth discoloration.
Slideshow: Oral Health -- Top Tips for Beautiful Teeth and Gums
See ways to keep your smile bright and gums healthy. Get simple eating, flossing, and brushing tips for white teeth.
Slideshow: 19 Habits That Wreck Your Teeth
Don't let bad habits steal a beautiful smile. Learn about these top teeth-wrecking culprits, as well as tips to protect your teeth and gums.