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Here are three things you need to ensure dental nutrition:
  1. A Healthy Diet Strong teeth need a variety of foods from each of the basic food groups including whole grain breads and cereals, fruits and vegetables, lean meats or alternatives, and dairy products.
  2. Essential Vitamins and Minerals In particular, calcium and phosphorus, and vitamin D are needed for strong teeth and bones, as well as vitamins A and C for healthy gums. Eating a varied and healthy diet will provide the essential vitamins and minerals needed for your teeth and gums to stay healthy and strong.
  3. Smart Snacking While everybody knows that eating sweets is bad for your teeth, what you may not know is that the amount of sweet food you eat is not as important as the length of time your teeth are exposed to sweets. This means that you should avoid eating sticky sweets like toffee, or hard candies like mints, because they stay in your mouth longer. It also means that eating sweet snacks between meals is much worse than with a meal, because at mealtime the increased flow of saliva helps protect your teeth by washing sugars away. Choose something without sugar - nuts and seeds, peanut butter, cheese, plain yogurt, or popcorn for your between-meal snacks and save your sweets for mealtimes.


 
 
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