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What diet is recommended for good oral health?

Your oral health is influenced by the contents and frequency of your diet.

Try to reduce foods rich in sugar and carbohydrates, which getbroken down by bacteria into acids that destroy the enamel covering your teeth. These include candies, cookies, chips, fries, bananas, raisins and soft drinks. The more you snack on foods that stick to your teeth, the more your teeth are under attack.

Foods that have high acid content such as citrus fruits or tomatoes should be eaten as part of a larger meal to lower the acid content. Firm crunchy fruits such as apples and pears are good choices.

Foods such as nuts, cheese, meats, milk and tea without sugar are recommended as they provide calcium and phosphorus that help re-mineralise the teeth after an acid attack.

Sugar substitutes cannot be digested by bacteria so they may help prevent tooth decay. Sugarless chewing gum produces saliva that helps dilute acid and clear food debris. Certain chewing gums even have ingredients that fight tooth decay

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