Thursday, October 20, 2011

Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

Healthy Teeth Cartoon
Your diet can play a significant role in the health of your teeth and gums. The American Dental Association suggests these dietary tips to help keep your mouth healthy:
  •  Avoid sodas and fruit drinks sweetened with sugar.
  •  Limit consumption of candies, cookies, pastries and other desserts with added sugar.
  •  Eat nutritious snacks that are lower in sugar.
  •  Brush at least twice daily and floss daily.
  •  Drink water often.
  •  Keep a food journal and review it for high-sugar foods. Compare your diet to the food pyramid recommendations.
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