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Food & drink for good oral health

As well as brushing your teeth and flossing every day, it is important to follow a healthy balanced diet to keep your teeth, mouth and gums healthy. Sugary foods and drinks produce more acid in your mouth, which can damage your teeth. The bacteria in your mouth also feed off sugar, and make plaque, which can cause gum disease. You can find out more information in the links below about how what you eat and drink affects your teeth.

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Tooth decay and erosion

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