(HealthDay News) -- Diet plays a critical role in your dental health.
To help keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape, the American Dental Association advises:
- Choose healthy foods from the five main groups: fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains and low-fat dairy.
- Drink lots of water.
- Limit snacking. Eating a meal, rather than just a snack, improves saliva production. This can help protect teeth from cavities.
- When you do snack, opt for something healthier, such as produce or cheese.