4 foods to avoid and 4 to enjoy for healthy teeth

4 foods to avoid and 4 to enjoy for healthy teeth

When you’re deciding what to eat, your waistline might come to mind, but do you ever think about your teeth? You should, according to Dr. Matthew Zielinski, a dentist on staff at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Ill.

“Brushing and flossing can help you maintain healthy teeth and gums, but don’t overlook what you eat and drink because that matters, too,” says Dr. Zielinski, who offers these tips for foods and beverages to avoid and those to enjoy if you want a happy, healthy mouth.

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Kathleen Troher
Kathleen Troher

Kathleen Troher, health enews contributor, is manager of public affairs and marketing at Advocate Good Sheperd Hospital in Barrington. She has more than 20 years of journalism experience, with her primary focus in the newspaper and magazine industry. Kathleen graduated from Columbia College in Chicago, earning her degree in journalism with an emphasis on science writing and broadcasting. She loves to travel with her husband, Ross. They share their home with a sweet Samoyed named Maggie.