The Foods and Drinks that Contribute to a Toothless Grin
by Staff
Not every food or drink is bad for your pearly whites. So do you think you know what foods are good and what aren't for your molars? Test your knowledge to see if you know what's best with our quiz.

Which beverage contains as much sugar as a candy bar?

  • cranberry juice
  • Vitamin water
  • sweet tea

Why is Vitamin A necessary for the teeth?

  • It forms tooth enamel.
  • It stops bacteria from developing.
  • It serves as a barrier against gum disease

The sugar in which of these fruits is notorious for sticking to your teeth?

  • raisins
  • kiwis
  • pears

What teeth are named this because they emerge later in life?

  • bicuspids
  • molars
  • wisdom teeth

What can you do after drinking a soft drink to remove residue from your teeth?

  • rinse with mouthwash
  • rinse with water
  • rinse with hydrogen peroxide

A 12 oz (355 ml) can of Coca-Cola has about how many grams of sugar?

  • 28
  • 42
  • 39

Munching on which of these foods after eating sticky candy helps clean the teeth of sugary residue?

  • banana chips
  • crisp fruits and vegetables
  • baked potato chips

Cavities are the most common chronic disease among which of these individuals?

  • adults
  • elderly
  • children

Which of these foods clings to your teeth the most and is most likely to cause tooth decay?

  • ice cream
  • bread
  • pasta

Which of these foods could potentially crack your tooth?

  • candy bar
  • non-pitted olives
  • cranberries

One out of every number of these beverages consumed in the United States is a soft drink?

  • 3
  • 5
  • 4

Which dairy product without added sugar helps stimulate salvia?

  • yogurt
  • sour cream
  • cheese

Which vitamin is essential for collagen?

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E

Which drinks contain polyphenols, which are great for killing or surpressing bacteria harmful to teeth?

  • green and black teas
  • apple juice
  • hot chocolate

Which beverage is bad for tooth enamel?

  • milk
  • water
  • red wine

True or False: Sucking on citrus fruits is NOT bad for the teeth

  • True
  • False

True or False: Water can be used as a mouthwash

  • True
  • False

Why are fiber rich fruit and vegetables good for teeth?

  • They have less starch.
  • They increase saliva flow.
  • All those vitamins are good for your tooth enamel.

What length of time should you wait to eat between meals and snacks?

  • 45 minutes
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • 4 to 6 hours

True or False: Drinking frequent cups of sugar-filled tea or coffee increases the risks of tooth decay

  • True
  • False