How to Delay Decay
Avoid what sticks to your teeth
(HealthDayNews) -- Has your dentist ever told you to avoid sticky foods?
Most dentists give patients that warning -- but lots of people don't know what foods really stick in their teeth.
In a study reported in the Journal of Dental Research, cookies, crackers and potato chips were most likely to get stuck in teeth.
But foods that seem sticky -- caramels, jelly beans, raisins and milk chocolate bars -- were quickly cleared from the teeth and posed only a small risk of causing tooth decay.