Principles for Eating Right

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When it comes to diet, there are lots of substances that are bad for your teeth. However, there are also many foods that can do helpful things for your teeth! The following are some tips you can go over to help you select foods that will protect your teeth, not erode them down and cause cavities and periodontal disease. If you have any more questions after going over this post, please feel free to ask them to us during your next checkup in our office.

When choosing mouth-healthy foods, try to pick foods without manufactured sugar or added sugar. Sugar is like food for the bacteria in your oral cavity that convert into cavity-causing acids, so you’ll want to be wary of anything that has excess sugar. Regular fruits are sugary, but the amount of water and fiber in them make them great to consume in appropriate amounts. However, dehydrated fruits are some of the worst offenders since they don’t have as high a percentage of water as their counterparts. Instead of sugary foods such as candy and soda, choose vegetables, cheeses, and leafy greens: they’re chock-full of vitamins that will fortify your dental health!

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