Chew On This: Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth and Gums

AOL.com Editors
Chew On This: Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth and Gums


When choosing what foods to put in our mouths, we often give tons of consideration to our waistline. But do you ever give a thought to your oral health?

Click here to see the Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth and Gums

Even if you're brushing and flossing daily, the foods we choose to chomp on can also affect the state of your teeth and gums.

The minute you begin eating certain foods, bacteria in your mouth converts sugar to acids, according to WebMD. It's those acids that attack the enamel on your teeth, which starts the decay process. The good news is you have the ability to choose what you consume, and while some foods are terrible for your oral health, there are plenty that benefit your teeth.

To check out which foods benefit your teeth, Check out the slideshow above.

20 'Healthy' Foods that are Actually Unhealthy

Tips from the Pros for Grilling the Perfect Steak

How to Make Perfect Cookie Dough

23 Tips All Home Cooks Should Know

20 Foods Everyone Should Know How to Cook