9 Foods That Trash Your Teeth

Find out which foods will send you straight to the dentist chair (11 Photos)

Dr. Joe Kravitz on May 21, 2010 at 12:25PM

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9 Foods That Trash Your Teeth

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"There are the 700 different types of germs in your mouth that cause cavities," says Dr. Joe Kravitz, author of Dirty Mouth, "When you eat certain foods, they react with these germs and form lactic acid which can start eating away at your teeth within seven minutes." Find out which foods you should avoid, which foods have nutrients that strengthen your teeth and how to minimize the damage on your pearly whites so you don’t have to spend your summer in the dentist chair.

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