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Pick Non-St ick Swee ts!
Sticky sweets remain on teeth longer
than non-sticky types. Tooth enamel
exposed to sticky foods has a greater
Da i r y chance of breakdown.
Dairy Instead of: B e S n a c k Sm a r t !
F o o d s foods are hard candies, jelly beans,
Limit the number of
packed with raisins, and dried fruit between-meal snacks.
De l i v e r ! nutrients
rolls or bits Eating a handful of sweets
all at once is better than
needed by Choose: having several snacks
both children flavored milk and throughout the day.
and adults. C a l c i um yogurt, pudding,
frozen yogurt or ice
The less time sugary
foods have contact
M ag n cream, and cut-up fruit with teeth, the
and yogurt e s i um less chance of
help develop tooth decay.
h or u
cavity risk. P h
D i d Yo u K n o w. . .
Getting enough calcium may lower
your risk of gum disease. A strong
jawbone, reinforced by adequate
calcium is better equipped to resist
Pair up cavity promoting
foods like cookies with When children begin to cut their teeth,
the buffering benefits their diet continues to affect tooth and
of milk. Sweet and enamel development, even in those that
are hiding just under the gum.
starchy foods can
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Saying cheese may
cavity forming your smile! Cheeses like
acids. Milk helps Swiss and American
rinse away sugars have been shown to
keep the mouth’s acid
left in the mouth levels low which protects
from sweets. cavities from forming.
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