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03/26/2015 07:57 am ET

The 7 Worst Foods For Your Teeth

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Don’t eat candy. Brush twice a day. Coffee stains your teeth. Proper dental hygiene practices are no secret, though most of us don’t get too worked up about following dentists’ orders to a T. But beyond the obvious pitfalls, tooth-damaging foods and beverages are all around us, weakening enamel, cracking crowns, diminishing whiteness, and generally aging your mouth before its time. The biggest offenders generally fall into three camps: sugars that increase cavity-causing acids, hard substances that weaken enamel, and liquids that dry out your mouth.

Want a healthy smile for life? Cut out or reduce your consumption of the worst foods for your teeth:

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