- All carbs contribute to cavities not just sugars.
- Sticky foods are more likely to cause cavities.
- Allow at least two hours between meals.
- Soft drinks have about 16 teaspoons of sugar!!
- If you look after your teeth, you can keep them forever.
- Teeth are the hardest part of the body.
- You can get cavities from fruits and vegetables.
- It is not only the quantity of sugar but also the frequency of sugar intake that causes cavities.
- Milk and milk products help protect against tooth decay.
-Milk does not encourage extra mucous production.
Tooth-friendly foods and drinks:
-Dairy products such as milk, low-fat cheese and yoghurt are tooth- friendly.
- If you cannot have dairy products, look for foods that have calcium added.
- Don’t have many snacks between meals, especially ones with sugars and acids. (Even
healthy foods like raisins should be eaten in moderation.)
- Choose water as your main drink.
- Even though all foods with sugars can cause cavities, there are ‘good’ sugars and ‘bad’ sugars.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are an example of good sugars. (However, they can still cause cavities.)
- Remember that liquid medicines and cough drops can have sugar in them that can cause decay.
- Also, remember that acid in drinks like orange juice softens the enamel.
- Eat in moderation foods with hidden sugars: cakes, cereals, cream soups, milk chocolate, scrambled eggs, ketchup, pancakes, cheese sauce, medicines, etc.
- Be a friend to nuts, like almonds.
- Remember, if we had no sugars in our diet, we could not get cavities.
We hope that this information has helped you better understand the relationship of diet and nutrition to dental health. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us (246) 436-8425, or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) , as we are always here to help.