Health Tip: Avoid Sugary Foods for Healthier Teeth
Suggestions to help prevent cavities
(HealthDay News) -- Eating lots of sugary foods and snacks can lead to tooth decay.
The American Dental Association offers these suggestions to help protect your pearly whites:
- Eat a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
- Limit snacks between meals, and make sure any snacks are low in sugar.
- Log what you eat in a food diary for a week, and take note of hard candies and other sugary foods.
- Brush your teeth at least twice each day, and floss daily.
- See your dentist regularly.
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