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What foods can make your teeth unhealthy?

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Experts agree that children need food from all the major food groups to grow properly and stay healthy. Too many carbohydrates, both sugars (for example, from cake, cookies, candies, milk, and other sugary foods and beverages) and savory foods and starches (for example, pretzels and potato chips) can cause tooth decay. How long carbohydrates remain on the teeth is the main culprit that leads to tooth decay.

From: Nutrition and Healthy Teeth WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: "Mouth-Healthy Eating."

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: "Diet and Snacking."

Academy of General Dentistry: "Nutrition - Children."

 

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on July 03, 2018

SOURCES:

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: "Mouth-Healthy Eating."

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: "Diet and Snacking."

Academy of General Dentistry: "Nutrition - Children."

 

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on July 03, 2018

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