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Eating Right

Eating Right

Bacteria thrive on sugars and carbohydrates, which provide the energy bacteria need to grow, reproduce, and create the enamel- eating acid that causes cavities. Foods that tend to stick to teeth (peanut butter, caramel, chips and crackers) provide long-lasting food sources for cavity-causing bacteria.

Encourage your child to choose snacks that promote a
healthy smile, such as:

  • fruit slices
  • vegetable sticks
  • string cheese
  • yogurt