Fruits and veggies pack an extra punch

Fruits and veggies are an important part of any balanced diet, and they are also good for your teeth.  Since they are high in water and fiber, they help to balance the sugars they contain and help to clean your teeth.  Chewing also helps to stimulate saliva production, which washes harmful acids and food particles away from your teeth.

 

Nourishing nuts

Nuts contain protein and minerals important for overall health.  In addition, nuts that are low in carbohydrates don’t add to your risk of cavities. Why? Because tooth decay is caused by acid-producing bacteria that are activated by carbs.  Another benefit is that chewing nuts stimulates saliva production, which can reduce your risk for tooth decay.

 

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What you eat matters

While these hard candies seem harmless, eat too many and the constant exposure to sugar can be harmful to your teeth.  Hard candies also put your teeth at risk because in addition to being full of sugar, they can also trigger a dental emergency such as a broken or chipped tooth.  Better alternative? Chew sugarless gum that carries the ADA Seal.

 

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Watch your citrus intake

The truth is that frequent exposures to acidic foods can erode enamel, making teeth more susceptible to decay over time.  So even though a squeeze of lemon or lime can turn a simple glass of water into a fun beverage, it's not always the best choice for your mouth.  Citric fruits and juices can also irritate mouth sores.  Make sure to drink plenty of plain water.

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