Eat less of these to avoid cavities

Holiday eating is starting, so here’s some “food for thought” about minimizing the number of cavities you get, especially when dealing with braces. According to the website EmpowHer, foods that tend to cause tooth decay (from the combination of acids – the by-product of starches and sugars – bacteria, food debris and saliva) include:

  1. Sugar
  2. Juices
  3. Jams
  4. Candy
  5. Fast foods & unhealthy snacks (from general lack of vitamins)
  6. Carbonated sodas (from the artificial flavorings and colors)
  7. Alcohol
  8. Lemon juice
  9. Cough syrups and lozenges in excess
  10. Cookies, donuts and pastries

The solution? As per common sense, moderation in how much you eat of these foods or ingredients, and lots and lots of brushing afterward! Plus it always helps as a minimum to drink water after eating, too.

Happy Thanksgiving – stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green-bean casserole, yams and pumpkin pie all work quite well for braces wearers; just cut the turkey into small bites.

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2 responses to “Eat less of these to avoid cavities

  1. Proper eating habits, daily brushing/flossing of teeth, and regular visits to the cosmetic dentist (Colorado Springs) are part of my dental care routine. Since childhood I was trained by my parents to take care of my teeth, since once it go permanent, the loss of each teeth will last forever, that is why for six months now, I've been under the Colorado Springs Invisalign treatment to keep my teeth straight.

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