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#2 White Bread

Posted in Dental Care, and General Dentistry

Top 8 Worst Foods for Your Teeth #2 White Bread

Yup, we said bread (especially white bread). According to the Canada Food Guide (Health Canada), Canadian adults are advised to eat 5 to 12 servings of cereal, grains and bread daily. So why pick on bread? This staple food has lots of starch, that when chewed, breaks down quickly into sugar. White bread has extra sugar added to it and because it breaks down so quickly, it becomes an issue for your teeth. That pasty-gummy texture sticks between teeth and gets into small spaces and causes cavities. Breads that contain whole grains are not as bad on your teeth because they take much longer to break down and more of the process happens in the stomach than the mouth. Whole grain and whole wheat breads also contain less sugar (in general) which again, has less damaging potential. So be ware that fresh bread smell and reach for less refined forms of bread.

Read the original article 8 Worst Foods for Your Teeth.