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Foods for Healthy Teeth

  • Limit sugar and eliminate sugary beverages such as soda or pop, juice that contains sugar, and punch. 

  • Drink tap water or milk instead of sugary beverages. Most tap water in Maryland contains fluoride that prevents cavities.

  • Do not chew gum that contains sugar. 

  • Read nutrition labels so you can make food choices that are low in sugar.  

  • Treats like candy, cake, cookies and ice cream should be given – only as treats!     

  • Eat well-balanced meals consisting of fresh foods, such as fruits and vegetables, salads, dairy and lean meats and fish unless you have a special diet or are under dietary restrictions.