Sugary foods, candy and carbonated soda can wreak havoc on teeth. The bacteria found in plaque mixes with the sugary substances resulting in acid attacking the teeth. What are some good things you can eat to deter the bacteria’s growth? Healthy foods such as raw vegetables and fiber-rich grains are not only good for the body, they are beneficial to our teeth, as well! If you can, chew sugarless gum between meals to increase saliva flow which helps reduce the bacteria in your mouth. We also recommend that our patients drink a lot of water. Calcium-rich foods such as dairy products will also help your teeth be stronger and able to withstand the bacteria attacks. A healthy diet is important for your body and your teeth.
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