Limit fast food to prevent cavities

August 23, 2010

Understanding how fast foods impact your health

Facts you should know about eating fast food.

It's easy to grab a quick bite when your family is always on the go. But what you get in speed, your kids can pay for with their growing teeth. So don't let fast food replace healthier foods too often.

Starchy foods like French fries can get stuck between teeth. That's where bacteria love to grow and cause tooth decay.

Fast food usually isn't high in calcium, and doesn't help new teeth come in strong and healthy. Sweet sodas have huge amounts of sugar and no calcium at all.

When fast food is the only choice, pick a restaurant that offers choices like milk or sliced apples. Your kids will love it and so will their teeth.

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