November 15, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CST
The American Dental Association recommends reading food labels and choosing foods and beverages that are low in added sugars to monitor the amount of sugar consumed. Added sugars can be found in soft drinks, candy, cookies and pastries. Too much sugar can contribute to cavities, gum disease or other oral health problems, which can be mitigated by regular cleanings and brushing.
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