Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Best and Worst Foods for your Teeth

According to MSNBC.

The BEST foods for your teeth:
  1. Raw fruits and vegetables - An apple a day keeps the cavities at bay.
  2. Water, water, water!
  3. Low/non-fat dairy products. Yogurt is an especially good choice because it promotes healthy bacteria
  4. Sugarless gum - Helps promote saliva. Sugarless gum with Xylitol fights acid that creates cavities
The WORST foods for your teeth:
  1. Hard and sticky candies. No surprises here!
  2. Dried fruit - The water has been removed and you're left with a lot of sugar. Don't stop eating these, just remember to drink water or brush afterwards.
  3. Berries - Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries. Anything that will stain a t-shirt, will stain your teeth. Just remember to drink water after enjoying this healthy treat.
  4. High sugar drinks - Juices and smoothies.
  5. Sodas - Both regular and diet.

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