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    Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth

    A guide to the foods that stain and erode teeth—and those that can prevent or reverse the damage.
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    Water

    Water, like saliva, helps wash sugars and acid off teeth. It also contains fluoride, a mineral that protects against tooth erosion and is found in toothpaste and some mouthwashes.

    Fluoride occurs naturally in water (including some bottled spring water), and most tap water in the United States is also fortified with it.

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