Sweet foods and drinks can be hard to resist, but they can increase the risk of cavities. Research points to a clear link between what we eat and the health of our teeth and gums.
- Drinking tap water can help wash away food stuck to teeth and prevent it from feeding the bacteria in the mouth.
- Your dentist and a nutritionist will tell you of the benefits of vegetables, fruit and dairy products to teeth and general health.
- Snacking throughout the day on foods high in sugar feeds the bacteria which cause cavities."Dried fruit such as raisins and fruit snacks are sticky and do not dissolve quickly, making a feast for germs to munch on and produce acid."
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