Be Good to Your Mouth

Be Good to Your Mouth
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Take this quiz to learn more about how pasta can be a part of a nutritious diet that encourages good oral health.
What vitamin helps build tooth enamel?
Vitamin A
Vitamin A is found in butter, carrots, broccoli, melons and peas.
Vitamin C
Vitamin D

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Lycopene may help the body fight oral cancer, but where can you find it?
Apples
Broccoli
Tomatoes
Lycopene gives tomatoes their color; tomatoes are a key ingredient in red sauces.

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Some cheeses -- including this one named after a Dutch city -- may help prevent tooth decay:
Gouda
Hard and aged cheeses like Gouda may reduce the risk of decay.
Brie
Cottage

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Which hearty pasta is usually made with potatoes?
Gnocchi
Gnocchi is a traditional Italian pasta with a slew of regional varieties.
Tortellini
Ravioli

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Eating these can help keep your teeth clean.
Raw fruits and vegetables
Add raw fruits and vegetables to pasta for a delicious chilled salad.
Caramel candy
Egg noodles

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Name the habit that isn't required for good oral health.
Daily brushing and flossing
A well-balanced diet
Meditation
Daily brushing, flossing and a balanced diet are essential to good oral health.

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Good nutrition helps prevent which gum disease?
Gingivitis
A balanced diet works from the inside out to help prevent gingivitis.
Tendonitis
Bursitis

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If your gums are sore and inflamed, it's best to avoid these tastes:
Spicy or citrusy
If you have sore gums, avoid spicy diablo sauces or anything with lemon or citrus.
Sweet or sour
Tart or tangy

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Which comfort food helps you stay hydrated after oral surgery?
Chocolate chip cookies
Chicken noodle soup
The liquid broth and sodium (within limits) found in chicken noodle soup are good for you.
Mac-and-cheese

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A diet high in fruits and vegetables can help prevent lesions that may be a precursor to this disease:
Oral cancer
Fruits and veggies contain antioxidants that may help prevent oral cancer.
Lichen planus
Dental caries

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Which type of pasta doesn't have cheese inside?
Tortellini
Ravioli
Farfalle
Farfalle is also known as bowtie pasta.

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Brush and floss after every meal to prevent this substance from forming on your teeth:
Calcium deposits
Plaque
Plaque build-up can lead to dental decay and gum disease.
Flouride

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The recipe for this dish usually calls for pasta plus vegetables.
Pasta fagioli
Rigatoni
Pasta primavera
Primavera means "spring," the season when many fresh vegetables are available.

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What does "al dente" mean?
To the dentist
To the tooth
Pasta cooked "al dente" should be tender but firm to the bite.
With determination

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Eat this food to neutralize the effects of acids in your mouth:
Nuts
Cheese
Aged or hard cheeses help neutralize acids.
Ice Cream

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Hippocrates recommended garlic as a cure for this ailment:
Gum disease
Headache
Toothache
In ancient times, garlic was believed to be a cure for many health problems, including toothaches.

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Nutritious and filling, this pasta dish is a favorite among teething toddlers and snaggle-toothed kids:
Macaroni and cheese
Mac-and-cheese is easy to make, plus the cheese offers several oral health benefits.
Grilled cheese
Spaghetti and meatballs

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Which vegetable makes a great low-calorie substitute for pasta?
Spaghetti squash
Spaghetti squash is delicious topped with butter, marinara or pesto.
Cabbage
Celery

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Your body produces more of this substance when you're eating a meal.
Adrenaline
Saliva
Saliva aids digestion and helps break down food that gets caught in the teeth.
Sweat

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What's the best way to remove starch and sugars from your teeth?
See a dentist
Brush your teeth
Brushing your teeth after every meal helps prevent cavities.
Gargle and swish

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