When you have a food craving, is it for something sweet, salty or crunchy? Cravings are natural, but they may drive you toward unhealthy foods loaded with carbohydrates, fats and sugars.
Besides possible weight gain, you may put your oral health at risk with those choices. Starchy and sugary foods can stick to your teeth while you’re eating and cause bacteria in your mouth to become more acidic, leading to tooth decay.
However, you can satisfy food cravings with nutritious alternatives that protect your oral health. Here are some ways to do it.