Limit fast food to prevent cavities

Facts you should know about eating fast food.

Understanding how fast foods impact your health

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.

Watch what you eat with meds

Some foods can render your medications ineffective and boost your chances of health issues.

Read foods and meds that don’t mix

Get your diabetes risk under control

From tests to lifestyle management, learn how to reduce your chances of developing diabetes.

Read about diabetes risk management

Choosing a doctor as your kids get older

What’s the right age for your child to outgrow the pediatrician? It depends.

Read about switching doctors