Health Tip: Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

Suggestions for a healthier mouth

(HealthDay News) -- Your diet can play a major role in the health of your teeth and gums.

The American Dental Association offers these dietary guidelines to help keep your mouth healthy:

  • Avoid sodas and fruit drinks sweetened with sugar.
  • Limit consumption of candies, cookies, pastries and other desserts with added sugar.
  • Eat nutritious snacks that are lower in sugar.
  • Brush at least twice daily and floss daily.
  • Drink water often.
  • Keep a food journal and review it for high-sugar foods. Compare your diet to the food pyramid recommendations.
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