Eat Less Sugar & Sweets

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The bacteria that live in your mouth feed on the sugary foods you eat and produce acid. This acidic environment leads to the destruction of enamel, the substance that gives your teeth their strength and gloss. Sticky, gooey candies are among the worst foods for your teeth because they stick to your teeth and cannot be easily washed away by saliva.

The plaque on your teeth consists of colonies of bacteria, and by eating too many sugar-rich foods, you’re feeding these bacteria and helping them multiply. Don’t let your mouth become the happy breeding ground for these little buggers. One of your new years resolutions should be to eat less sugar and sweets.