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Benefits news: Food friends and foes for your teeth

Mar 6, 2015

If it's true that you are what you eat, then it's particularly true for your teeth and gums.  When you drink sugary beverages and eat starchy foods, you're not only feeding yourself - you're also feeding the plaque that can cause problems in your mouth.

And while some foods invite tooth decay, others help combat plaque buildup and help keep teeth and gums healthy. 

Learn more about the foods to seek out and some to avoid to help keep your smile sparkling. The "Friends" are fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, dairy products, sugarless chewing gum, green and black teas, and water with fluoride. The "Foes"are sugary candies and sweets, starchy and refined carbohydrates, carbonated soft drinks, fruit juice, and citrus fruits and other acidic foods.

Taking these steps to remove some of the "foes" will improve your overall health, including your oral health.  Your teeth and your body will thank you for it! For the full article read here

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