How to Choose a Healthy Snack

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How to Choose a Healthy Snack

You are what you eat and that goes for your teeth too. Too much acid or too many sweets can be harmful to your oral health. To maintain strong and healthy teeth, ensure you are eating a diet full of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and lean meats.

We recommend food such as nuts and seed, yogurt, cheese, peanut butter and popcorn.

Acid erosion occurs when you consume food with a low pH (high acid) level. It likes to linger in your mouth, softening the surface of your teeth and contributing to damage including increased sensitivity that requires treatment. If possible, avoid acidic food and drink between meals when your saliva levels are at their lowest. Finish off your meals with a little piece of cheese or some milk to cut down on any acid in your mouth.

Sweets can also be responsible for tooth erosion. Again, if you are eating sweets, try to consume them at meal times when your saliva is at its peak. Saliva is a powerful tool for protecting your teeth. If possible, choose the sugar-free or low-sugar option of your tasty treat. Your teeth will thank you.

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