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Dental Services / Oral Health
- Smart Snacking for Teeth and Gums

  • Vitamins and minerals are important to the health of your gums and teeth as well as the developing (growing) teeth of your unborn baby.

  • During pregnancy, you may need to eat more in between meal snacks, especially if you are having morning sickness.

  • If you feel nauseous, try eating small snacks that are low in sugar and "SAFE" for your teeth.

  • Tooth decay starts with acid produced by bacteria. The sugar and starches that we eat "feed" the bacteria.
If you choose a snack that may not be best for your teeth, try to brush afterward. Eating sweets with a meal helps reduce acids because of the increase in saliva flow.


AVOID 
Candy and gum with sugar
Sticky sugary foods
Cookies
Cakes
DO CHOOSE
Raw Vegetables
Plain Popcorn
Nuts and seeds
Milk
Yogurt

 

 

 

 

 

 




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