Fruitcake is filled with sugar, starch and dried fruits that can stick to your teeth and increase your risk of tooth decay. When indulging in holiday treats, try to:
• Eat sweets with a healthy meal to help neutralize sugar in your mouth.
• Enjoy them in moderation. Keeping your sugar intake to less than 10% of your daily calories can lower your risk of tooth decay.1
• When possible, choose plain chocolate over hard or chewy treats that can stick to your teeth and increase your chances of cavities.
• Drink water, brush your teeth or chew sugar-free gum to wash away sugar after eating sweets.