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A word on nutrition...

Not all foods are good for your teeth. If you consume this stuff, do so in moderation, and be sure to brush afterward!

A word on nutrition...CARBOHYDRATES. Bacteria feed on left-over foods in the mouth, and produce acid, which causes decay. Food high in carbs, such as chips, bread, pasta, or crackers, can be as harmful to teeth as candy.
STICKY, CHEWY FOODS. Raisins, granola bars, caramel, honey, and syrup stick to teeth and make it difficult for saliva to wash tha sugar away.
SUGARY SNACKS. Cookies, cakes, and other dsserts contain a high amount of sugar, which can cause tooth decay.
GUM AND CANDY. Chewing gum and eating candy is vey harmful to your teeth. As you eat, sugar coats your teeth, which can lead to cavities.
FRUIT OR VEGETABLE JUICES. Even these tend to be high in sugar, whigh can damage tooth enamel and lead to decay. If possible opt for real fresh fruits and veggies, drink water, and practice good oral health care.
CARBONATED SOFT DRINKS. Regular soda contains an extremely high amount of sugar. Both reguler and diet sodas also contain phosphorous and carbonation, which wears away the enamel on your teeth. In fact, one of the best things you can do for your overall health is to completely cut soda out of your diet.

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