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How can I eat right for dental health?

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For good dental health, eat a variety of foods, but minimize those that contain sugars and starches. These foods produce the most acids in the mouth. Hard candies are especially harmful because they stay in the mouth a long time.

Snacking on sugary foods can lead to tooth decay, because most people don't brush after snacks. Starchy snack foods, like potato chips, stick to the teeth. Avoid snacking on:

  • Candies, cookies, cakes, and pie
  • Sugary gum
  • Crackers, breadsticks, and chips
  • Dried fruits

From: Caring for Your Teeth and Gums WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association.    

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on November 13, 2018

SOURCE:

American Dental Association.    

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on November 13, 2018

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