Healthy Foods Can Also Harm Teeth

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Everybody knows that sugary candy and soda can damage your teeth over time. However, some otherwise healthy foods can also harm your pearly whites.

Milk is one example, as it has lots of sugars that can coat your teeth.

For those who have the drink in their breakfast cereals, it's not a big problem as long as you brush your teeth afterward. However, it can be an issue for children who drink a glass of milk before bed.

Another breakfast staple to watch out for is orange juice.

All the acid in the juice harms your teeth when it's concentrated in one glass.

Salad dressings with balsamic vinegar also pose the same problem.

It's not just beverages though. Dried fruit is a snack to watch out for, because it is packed with sugar that can stick to plaque on teeth, which contributes to cavities.

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