Health Tip: Snack Healthier for a Better Smile10/30/13
(HealthDay News) -- Eating foods with less added sugar can lead
to a healthier smile, especially among children, the Academy of
Nutrition and Dietetics says.
The group offers this advice:
- Limit how often you snack. The carbs in many foods may combine
with mouth bacteria to damage teeth -- 20 minutes or more after
you've finished eating.
- Enjoy a well-balanced variety of healthy snacks, such as raw
fruits and veggies, popcorn, low-fat cheese, plain yogurt and
- Avoid sugar-rich foods and beverages that take time to dissolve
in your mouth, such as hard candies and sugary drinks.
- After snacking, brush your teeth.
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