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In this article we are going to discuss:

1. How cavities can effect the food you eat.

2. How to select with care the foods you eat.

3. Some tips for better dental health.

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1. How cavities can effect the food you eat.

When you eat, food goes through your mouth, where it meets germs, or bacteria that live in your mouth. These bacteria love the sugars and starches that are found in many foods. When you do not clean your teeth after eating, plaque bacteria use the sugar and starch to produce acids that can destroy the hard surface of your teeth, which is called enamel. After a while, tooth decay occurs. The more you eat and the longer foods remain in your mouth, the more damage that can occur.

2. How to choose foods wisely.

Some of the foods you least expect contain sugars or starches. Examples of these are fruits, milk, bread, cereals and even vegetables.

The key to selecting food wisely is not to avoid these foods, but rather to think before you eat. It is important to take into consideration not only what you eat, but also also when you eat. If you have a special diet, keep in mind your doctor’s advice. It is easy to forget what you should and should not eat, so try to make a real effort to keep your diet under close watch.

3. Some tips for better dental health.

To have a balanced diet, we recommend you eat a variety of foods. To do so, one should choose foods from each of the five major food groups:

  • Breads, cereals, and other grain products
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Milk, cheese and yogurt

We also recommend you limit the number of snacks you eat. Every time you eat foods containing sugars starches, acids attack your teeth for 20 minutes or longer. If you decide to eat snacks, choose nutritious foods such as cheese, raw vegetables, or plain yogurt.

Refraining from eating is not a solution. You should keep in mind that foods that are eaten as part of a meal cause less harm. This is because more saliva is secreted during the meal, which helps wash foods from the mouth and helps lessen the effects of acids.

We also recommend you brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste that carries the Seal of Acceptance (Seal of Acceptance) of the American Dental Association. You should also clean between teeth daily with floss or interdental cleaners, and lastly, remember to visit your Studio City dentist regularly. He or she can help prevent problems before they occur and can treat those that do occur.