Poor eating habits are not only bad for your body but can also affect your smile. Foods and beverages high in added sugar can cause cavities. This is no surprise, but the frequency of consuming such foods is the real culprit in dental disease. Avoid constantly sipping on coffee with sugar and cream or sodas throughout the day. Limit drinks and foods with added sugar to mealtime, when increased salivary flow helps buffer the acids created from these dangerous snacks. Balance your diet with whole grains, low-fat milk products, beans, nuts and lean meats such as fish and your smile will thank you. For a complete resource, read this great article from the “For the patient…” section of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).