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    Watch Out For These Food This Festive Season

    smile beauty health A study reveals that people who follow a healthy diet with vegetables, dairy, whole grains, lean protein and fruits have fewer cavities. Crunchy vegetables are good since they give teeth a good scrub.

    Key takeaways:

    • Spinach, kale and other green vegetables are good for healthy teeth. They require more chewing which helps to release more saliva that washes the teeth.
    • Avoid too much citrus foods such as oranges, lemons, and lime that are highly acidic and cause erosion of tooth enamel. Citrus fruits can be enjoyed with large meals to limit damage to the teeth.
    • Candy should be avoided due to the high sugar content that fuels bacterial activity in the mouth.

    In general, you don’t need to deprive yourself of your favorite fall and winter treats to maintain a healthy mouth — just be sensible. “You can eat anything in moderation,” says Dr. Messina. “And make sure you brush twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist regularly.”

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.