5 Foods That Will Destroy Your Teeth

Certain foods are especially bad for your teeth, and the list might surprise you. Help keep your teeth healthy by avoiding these five foods.

By Tammy Sutherland

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For children, trips to the dentist are scary, mostly because it’s unknown territory. They can still be scary for adults, only now it’s because we know what to expect—and how much it’s going to cost. So keeping our teeth clean and healthy is high on the priority list, which is why we’ve compiled this list of foods to avoid if you want to keep those dental visits to a minimum.

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