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Healthy Choices

Fruits and Vegetables like apples, celery, spinach, carrots, almonds etc can help to improve oral health massively. 

Sugar Free Candies may reduce the risk of decay, but it increases risk of acid producing bacteria and can cause infection.

Sugar Free Gums are safer and healthy for the teeth as they stimulate the production of saliva and it washes out acid before it causes damage on the teeth.

Healthy Desserts like frozen fruit ice cream, roasted pear parfait are teeth friendly deserts.

Size Matter 

Sweet foods such as candies and pastry can generally come in small sizes. It's easy to convince yourself that it's fine to eat plenty since it's small. In fact it's the opposite of fine. Even small portion can be dangerous when high sugars are being consumed at once. The longer sugar sits on your teeth, the higher risk of cavities and decay. 

Good Dental Hygiene Practices 

Ideally it's best to brush and floss your teeth after 30 minutes of eating. If that's not possible try to brush and floss twice a day morning and at night before bed. Getting in the habit of good dental hygiene will pay off in the long run. It has been proven, people who have adapted good hygiene habits are less likely to develop frequent teeth decay. 

Accidents Can Happen 

Most dental tooth fracture happens while chewing. Chewing on hard crunchie foods can cause a tooth to chip off, or even a filling to fall out. When this happens it can cause a major inconvienence to you, also, having to deal with unexpected dental care and expenses. 

Visits your dentist reguraly every 3-6 months. They will guide you how healthy diet will help to your teeth as well as your overall health.

Author
RDA Tanya Tran Registered Dental Assistant

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