Not every food or drink is bad for your pearly whites. So do you think you know what foods are good and what aren't for your molars? Test your knowledge to see if you know what's best with our quiz.
Vitamin water has about 26 grams of sugar --- equal to or above the amound of sugar found in candy bars.
Vitamin A is essential to forming tooth enamel
Raisins are dried grapes, and the drying process allows the sugar to build up and the texture to become gummy.
Wisdom teeth tend to appear in your late teens or early 20s.
Water removes the soda residue from teeth and lessens the exposure to acids.
There are 39 grams of sugar in a Coca-Cola. The USDA recommends you consume no more than 48 grams of sugar per day.
Consuming crisp fruits and vegetables after eating sticky candy helps clean sugar off of the teeth.
Children are more prone to cavities than adults and the elderly.
Your favorite bowl of ice cream is most apt to cause tooth decay.
Hard objects hidden in soft foods, like non-pitted olives, can be dangerous for your teeth. If you're not aware of it, you might bite down too hard.
One out of every four beverages consumed in the U.S. is a soft drink. That's a lot!
Cheese without added sugar is good for stimulating salvia, which is beneficial for teeth.
Vitamin C is essential for collagen which protects the gums from periodontal disease.
Polyphenols are found in green and black teas.
Wine is acidic, so drinking a glass of red isn't the best option for your teeth.
Sucking on citrus fruits is bad because the acids present can weaken tooth enamel.
Rinsing your mouth with water is an great alternative to mouthwash
Fiber-rich foods help clean your teeth of food particles; plus they stimulate saliva production.
It's best to wait 2 to 3 hours between meals to give saliva a chance to repair tooth enamel
Coffee interferes with saliva production, causing dry mouth, and the sugar clings to your teeth.