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Health Tip: Choosing Mouth-Healthy Foods

(HealthDay News) -- For healthier teeth and gums, choose foods and beverages that are friendlier to your mouth.

The Mouthhealthy.org website offers these suggestions:

  • Avoid sugary drinks in favor of fluoridated water.
  • Choose protein- and calcium-rich dairy foods and drinks.
  • Opt for lean proteins such as eggs, fish, poultry and meat. These phosphorous-rich foods help strengthen tooth enamel.
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Their high fiber and water content help clean your teeth and promote saliva production.
  • Snack on nuts, which help build stronger teeth.
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