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Irish Independent - Health & Living - - MIND YOURSELF -

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Pro­tein balls and granola bars have be­come pop­u­lar snacks to stave off the mid-af­ter­noon slump, but while they may be good for your en­ergy lev­els, dried fruits like dates, apri­cots and raisins can be bad for your teeth. These high-sugar fruits are sticky so they ad­here to your teeth, caus­ing den­tal ero­sion, while fresh fruits, by com­par­i­son, are washed away by saliva. The ad­vice here is to floss to re­move any lin­ger­ing re­mains fol­lowed by a glass of wa­ter.

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