Sherry Taylor

Q: If you want to keep your teeth sparkling white and cavity-free, don’t do this. What?
Q: If you want to keep your teeth sparkling white and cavity-free, don’t do this. What?

A: Eat at night!

If you want to keep your teeth sparkling white and cavity-free, don’t indulge in an after-dinner or midnight snack. The BBC News reports that eating food at night can seriously damage your teeth, according to a study from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Here’s the kicker: It doesn’t matter what you eat. A piece of fruit will do as much damage as a bowl of ice cream. The study: Led by Dr. Jennifer Lundgren, the team examined the medical records over a six-year period of 2,217 Danes who were already enrolled in a different medical study. Of these, 173 or 8 percent were classified as “nocturnal eaters,” meaning they consumed at least 25 percent of their daily calories after dinner or would wake up in the middle of the night at least twice a week for a snack. The results: After-dinner and midnight snacking increased the risk of tooth loss, regardless of the type of food eaten.

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