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Healthy Foods That Make Teeth Rot



By The editors of Oral Care and Health Daily for Oral Care And Health Daily

Lollies are bad for your teeth. Well, thatís a no-brainer! Even 3-year-olds know that. But people are always caught off guard when they hear that certain healthy foods are just as unkind to your chompers and can cause your teeth to rot.

We've found the most surprisingly unhealthy ďhealthyĒ foods, so grab a toothbrush and read on!

Fruit Juice

The Trouble:
OJ, grapefruit, pineapple and other fruit juices are packed with sugar. Even though itís the natural kind thatís better for the rest of your body, the decay-causing bacteria in your mouth like it just as much as any other type of sugar. They gobble it up and multiply in droves. Plus, fruit juices contain a lot of acid, and acid from any kind of food or drink -- even nutritious ones -- erodes tooth enamel.

The Fix:
Chances are you drink these juices mostly in the morning. Brush and floss after breakfast, rather than before; problem solved. If you happen to have a glass later in the day and donít have your toothbrush handy, swish water around in your mouth to neutralise the acid.

Dried Fruit

The Trouble:
Sure, raisins, sultanas and other dried fruit supply your body with cancer-fighting antioxidants. But the bacteria in your mouth see a sugar feast. One small (30-gram) serving of raisins contains about 25 grams of sugar -- as much as a slice of pie topped with ice cream! Making matters worse, dried fruit is sticky, just like gummy bears and jelly beans, so it often gets caught in between your teeth.

The Fix: You donít need to give up dried fruit since itís healthy for the rest of you. But after your eat it, brush and floss your teeth.

White bread and rice

The Trouble:
The bacteria in your mouth that love sugar also adore starches like potatoes, pretzels, white bread and white rice. These foods turn into a gluey paste that clings to your teeth. Bacteria prefer these kinds of starches, because theyíre broken down much faster than whole grains, like whole-wheat bread and brown rice.

The Fix: Switch to whole grains -- theyíre better for your body as well as your mouth. You can even start by pairing one slice of white bread and one slice of wholegrain on a sandwich to get used to the taste. In the meantime, brush your teeth after a starchy meal or snack.





What does it mean to be a single mum?Of course, the

kids

are the most important thing in a single mum's life. Kids are the focus and always have been. But along with the children, there are other matters that can confuse a single mum's life.

Centrelink

plays a big part of a single mother's life, mainly because this is where a large percentage of single mums get their finances from. Centrelink are the source from where the

single mother pension

, or as it is otherwise known, the single parent payment comes from. The single mother pension is a subsistence amount, but just the same, it is money to live on, and so it is important, no matter if it is called single parent payment, single mother pension or whatever Centrelink welfare classes it at the time

Often, single mums come out of a

divorce

or defacto relationship only to find that their troubles have just begun, and find that their first step leads them towards Family Law - it's time to engage a lawyer.
There are more than just Centrelink finance problems to worry about, as mentioned before, but also

child custody

issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of

single mums

. If a single mother's ex husband or ex partner has been a domestic violence perpetrator, the mum may be greatly worried about child custody. They worry that their kids won't be safe with their spouse, who has already proven to be abusive because they caused

domestic violence

, which resulted in a divorce or separation.

Even so,

Family Court

will often still order a form of child custody named

Shared Parenting

. Shared Parenting is a form of child custody division of time or parental responsibility between the parents. Mother's often look for a good divorce lawyer to try to avoid share parenting with an abusive ex-spouse after divorce, however in many cases Shared Parenting is still the outcome after the divorce, no matter how good the divorce lawyers have been. They will often settle for visitation at a contact centre or access centre where fathers or mothers are supervised during child custody access.

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