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Snack Smart For Healthy Teeth

June 25, 2012


Snacking helps children and adults sustain energy, avoid overeating during meals and maintain a well-balanced diet. However, those in-between meal munchies may take a toll on teeth.

Many popular snacks are packed with sweeteners that leave teeth coated in cavity-causing sugar. Even seemingly healthy options can contain high amounts of sugar. One serving of applesauce or raisins contains as much as six teaspoons of sugar – the same as an average candy bar.
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Category: Eating Healthy

Sugar Shockers

June 18, 2012


When we think of sugary sweets, we usually think of desserts like cookies, cakes or candy. However, high amounts of sugar can be found in some unlikely places including low-fat snack foods, spaghetti sauces and canned fruit. Just because a food claims to be nutritional, doesn't mean it isn't full of sugar. This begs the question, how much sugar is too much?
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Category: Eating Healthy

Fruits and Veggies Help Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

June 11, 2012


We all know that fruits and vegetables are the foundation of a healthy diet – they are low in calories and dense in nutrients, which means they are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber.

Many of us, however, struggle to consume the recommended daily minimums of fruits and vegetables. Here is a quick reminder of how fruits and vegetables are important to our bodies and our smiles.
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