Take this quiz to learn more about how pasta can be a part of a nutritious diet that encourages good oral health.
Vitamin A is found in butter, carrots, broccoli, melons and peas.
Lycopene gives tomatoes their color; tomatoes are a key ingredient in red sauces.
Hard and aged cheeses like Gouda may reduce the risk of decay.
Gnocchi is a traditional Italian pasta with a slew of regional varieties.
Add raw fruits and vegetables to pasta for a delicious chilled salad.
Daily brushing, flossing and a balanced diet are essential to good oral health.
A balanced diet works from the inside out to help prevent gingivitis.
If you have sore gums, avoid spicy diablo sauces or anything with lemon or citrus.
The liquid broth and sodium (within limits) found in chicken noodle soup are good for you.
Fruits and veggies contain antioxidants that may help prevent oral cancer.
Farfalle is also known as bowtie pasta.
Plaque build-up can lead to dental decay and gum disease.
Primavera means "spring," the season when many fresh vegetables are available.
Pasta cooked "al dente" should be tender but firm to the bite.
Aged or hard cheeses help neutralize acids.
In ancient times, garlic was believed to be a cure for many health problems, including toothaches.
Mac-and-cheese is easy to make, plus the cheese offers several oral health benefits.
Spaghetti squash is delicious topped with butter, marinara or pesto.
Saliva aids digestion and helps break down food that gets caught in the teeth.
Brushing your teeth after every meal helps prevent cavities.