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The (Ugly) Truth About Baby Food Pouches

It’s hard to believe that baby food pouches only came on the market about a decade ago, give or take. To put it mildly, these things became insanely popularfast. In 2018, theNew York Times reported that pouches account fora full quarter of the baby food market —wow. This is a pretty staggering rise to prominence, when you think about it. 

In real life, the prominence bears out. I see pouches everywhere, and it’s true: pouches take up at least 25% of the shelf space on the baby food aisle (which is itself a dizzying array of products and options…). 

If you’re a parent, we probably don’t have to tell you why pouches became so popular so quickly: they’re the epitome of convenience. Besides the fact that kidsreally like them, pouches require no prep, no feeding, no refrigeration, no mess, and virtually no clean up. They’re easy to pack, easy to store, easy to hand over, and given that so many of them are organic and/or contain exotic fruits and vegetables, they’re really easy to feel good about. 

But too much of anything is not always a good thing. 

Pouches are a great option for any number of circumstances and situations (more on this shortly…), but according to the best experts, over relying on them is actually problematic. Here’s why: 

  1. Pouches don’t teach young children about food and eating.

Every time a baby or toddler sits down to eat presents a learning opportunity in more ways than one. And unfortunately, pouches detract from that learning more than they contribute to it. 

Eating — whether it’s by hand or getting spoon-fed — entails using fine motor skills, coordination, and specific oral mechanics. It’s a tactile experience that furthers a child’s developmental abilities in multiple areas. If eating is an actual activity, “eating” from a pouch is passive. It is, in a way, a lost developmental learning opportunity. 

When children eat solids — including purees — they’re learning to take bites, to move food around in their mouths, to use their tongues, and to chew. Pouches demand none of this of children. As Kara Larson, a feeding specialist and speech language pathologist at Boston Children’s Hospital said in an interview: “if children are just sucking from a pouch all the time, we worry that some of that tactile experience with food might be lost.”

Eating is also a sensory experience, and this is another area in which pouches come up short. Babies and toddlers learning to eat take ineverything about foods — feeling, seeing, and smelling are a huge part of how they learn about different foods. With pouches, all this sensory intake is essentially lost: children can’t see what color their “food” is, can’t smell it by and large, and don’t feel its textures. 

Not to mention, to a large extent,they also can’t even really taste it. Here’s what I mean… 

The main ingredient in most pouches tends to be a sweet food, usually a fruit. And those sweet foods effectively dominate the entire flavor profile. So even if a pouch does contain spinach or broccoli or the like,children can’t taste it. Like, at all. 

Indeed, partly because of this sweet-taste-masking effect, young children usually can’t differentiate between any of the flavors in any given pouch. I found it helpful to consider what’s going on for me whenever I have a smoothie — I can often pull outsome of the individual flavors, but not all of them. And even the singular tastes I can detect,I can only detect because I already know what they taste like

Babyhood and toddlerhood together comprise a critical period of time for learning about foods — and learning to like foods! If toddlers don’t have experience with actual vegetables, they may be less likely to enjoy them down the road. As pediatrician Dr. Natalie Muth told the Times, “kids need the taste of what the actual food is to come to like it later. ” IOW, apple-pear-kale pouches aren’t helping children learn to love kale. 

All of this is to say that children don’t learn much about foods (if anything at all) from pouches — they’re not becoming familiar with the foods or even the flavors included — which is a problem because this is a huge piece of how children come to actually like foods. 


  1. Pouches aren’t as nutritious as manufacturers would like us to believe. 

There is ahuge problem in the way these pouches are marketed — it’s totally misleading, in my opinion. 

We parents are led to believe that pouches are a great way to “get” our children to eat healthy, and that we can trust a pouch to put plenty of fruits and vegetables into our kids’ systems. Many pouches also contain foods you won’t find in conventional baby food jars, like quinoa or kale or pomegranate or avocado — and the message we are led to believe is that these inclusions make poucheseven more healthy. They contain all these awesome foodie foods! But pouches actually aren’t all that healthy, and as mentioned above, the delivery mechanism — single-texture blends that children “drink” more than they “eat” — isn’t teaching children to come to know and loveactual fruits and vegetables. 

Some pouches contain added sugars (grrr), and even among those that don’t the sugar content is still disproportionate compared to the real foods they started out as. This is true of jarred baby food in general (the high-heat processing that ensures shelf-stability also nukes all the “good stuff,” including vitamins, minerals, fiber, and flavor, while leaving undesirable contents like sugar) — but some research indicates that pouches in particular tend to have higher sugar contents than baby food jars. 

The lack of fiber and texture is also a huge loss — because fiber is super important for digestive health and also contributes to feeling satiated. In fact, some experts worry that because children can suck down pouches so much more quickly than they could eat the same thing (and they aren’t getting any measurable amounts of fiber from them), pouches might actually impact children’s learning about feelings of satiety.  

The convenience factor, too, can be so damntempting. Because they are so easy and children like them so much, many parents (myself included — guilty) use pouches as a sort of management strategy in moments of “crisis,” to put an end to things like public tantrums or epic stretches of whining. Admittedly, this probably sends our kids some mixed messages, namely that emotional or inappropriate behavior can and will be tamed with food (read: sugar). Without being alarmist about it, it’s not unreasonable to think that these aren’t necessarily the healthy, ideal lessons many of us are aiming to teach our kids. 


All this said — there is a time and a place for everything, and you don’t need to empty your pantry of pouches for all eternity or swear them off entirely. The problem with pouches, as it were, is only apparent if babies and toddlers are consuming them A LOT. As in, multiple pouches per day. As in, so-many-pouches are displacing other sources ofreal food.  

Here are some helpful thoughts from experts on when and how to incorporate pouches: 

  • Strategic Use
  • Pouches may be a parent’s best friend in certain situations — and the hands-down “winner” in that category is TRAVEL. Whether you are making a road trip, day trip, plane trip, or whatever, having a pouch on hand for a snack can be life-saving. These kinds of situations are often about getting through them, so do what you need to anddon’t feel guilty about it

  • Plan Ahead/Establish Some Parameters
  • Experts suggest having some sort of “ground rules,” so to speak, about using pouches — as opposed to using them randomly, on the fly, or as a reactive strategy to calm down your child. Put another way, they recommend making decisions about when and how you plan to use pouches ahead of time, rather than in the moment. 

  • Check the Label
  • Look for products with no added sugar, and consider buying smaller sized pouches if they’re available. This isn’t to say that children need pouches — not at all. Pouches were made for and marketed toUS, parents. And there are plenty of reasons to like them. But our children don’t need them, and they’re certainly not benefitting from them. 

    As we said, there’s a time and a place for everything — and pouches aren’t “all bad”! When we offer them with intention and in moderation, pouches can be wonderful. But it’s also important to see beyond the deceptive marketing that would have us believe pouches are a boon to any child’s culinary education. Not so — as always, in the end, real food wins…

    How Baby Food Pouches are Made (A Behind the Scenes Look) & How We're Different

    Most parents can admit to staring and staring at the supermarket shelf, looking the baby food aisle up and down, wondering what is the best possible baby food to give their baby. There are more flavors of baby food pouches available than there are cereals, but there is one thing they all have in common: the way the baby food pouches are made.

    But wait, they’re 100% fruit right? They don’t list “sugar” as an ingredient… They are “organic,” brain smart, and filled with fiber. How can these squeeze pouches be badfor your little one?

    When we started Amara, we knew that no one was getting more time anytime soon. So we searched high and low for the best way to bring fresh food to supermarket shelves without sacrificing essential nutrients and vitamins.

    We stumbled across a technique that was used centuries ago by the Incans to preserve food. The Incans didn’t just store their food where they lived. They would climb up to the highest mountains, at a much higher elevation than where they lived, and store their food there. Why would they store their food so far away from where they cooked?  It turns out the Incans were not just trying to get exercise, they were on to something. The pressure and cold of the high mountains actually preserved the food, all while maintaining the taste, texture and nutrients of fresh fruits and vegetables.

    Crazy right? Well, we started researching more to see how we could use this ancient wisdom. That’s when we found the technique we use today. At Amara, we minimally process the fruits, veggies and grains so you can get the closest thing to homemade when you don’t have time to make it yourself. We just take out the water, so you can take homemade with you, anytime, anywhere.

    Now that’s what we do. But what do other baby food companies do? Why are those pouches so high in sugars? Why do they have the same texture and consistency, all kind of tasting like apples?

    Creating a shelf-stable pouch of baby food

    Shelf-stable means that the food can sit on a shelf without refrigeration or spoilage for quite some time. Jarred shelf-stable baby food lasts for about two years. Pouch-stored shelf-stored baby food lasts for one year. This lets supermarkets and baby food companies take their time in selling the product because they don’t have to worry about spoilage.  

    Unfortunately, the way they create shelf-stable food isn’t exactly good for its nutritional value. They have to use processes that remove the causes of spoilage (the bad stuff), but these same processes also reduce nutrition (the good stuff).

    The extraordinary high levels of heat the traditional jars and pouches are using is the major culprit. Heat breaks down vitamins and destroys enzymes that are needed for proper digestion. Now, after so much heat – you are left with a boiled down mixture that is closer to jam than wholesome fresh food. 

    So let’s follow how traditional baby food is made….

    First, most shelf-stable baby food companies don’t process raw vegetables and fruits themselves. They buy them from other companies in the form of a puree or a concentrate. These purees and concentrates start by chopping and washing vegetables and grinding them down (which heats up the puree.) Next, stones, skins, and seeds are removed, but along with these, the fiber is also removed. This creates a smooth consistency, but babies need fiber!

    So far, it’s like making homemade baby food, only maybe not so much heat because you’re not using industrial equipment (you don’t normally heat your food over 185 degrees F for a long period of time)…. But that’s not it.

    Then, the puree is “deareated” to remove oxygen (which causes food to spoil) and then pasteurized. As we all know, pasteurization requires high heat for a long time to kill bacteria. This high heat-processed puree is sent to the baby food companies. If a concentrate is called for, the puree goes through an evaporator to draw out water before shipping. If you’ve ever tasted frozen juice concentrate, you know it’s like swallowing a spoonful of sugar.

    Now, enter baby food companies:

    Baby food companies buy these pureed (can we still call them fruits and vegetables?) and blend them to create their flavors. They sometimes add water for consistency, and they can also add other things. Acids (e.g. citric acid) is added for further bacterial control as well as to prevent browning of the product over time. Nutrient powders may also be added to make up for the lost nutritional value caused by the earlier processes.

    So let’s go over that….

    1. Company X grinds fruit or vegetable down to a puree. Heat step to keep it shelf stable and ready to ship to Baby Company.
    2. Baby Company blends said purees with their recipes. May add nutrient powders, emulsifiers or acids to keep it looking presentable.
    3. Usually another heat step here to make sure nothing is alive (remember, we have to kill the bad stuff….Oops! There goes the good stuff too.)

    Ok, so now we have that pureed recipe of baby food company X. What next?

    Then the puree has to get packaged. If it’s in a jar, it’s the same process used for home canning, which requires high levels of heat. But did you know that pouches have to be heated as well? This has to be done to kill any bacteria in the pouch, but again, it raises the temperature of the food. These pouches, while convenient, do contain compounds that might leach into the food under high heat such as BPA and aluminum.

    So now you have your pureed heated mix according to the recipe for baby food company X. Then it’s put in a pouch. The pouch is heated AGAIN at high levels to make sure that there is no bacteria or mold in the pouch.

    …. Pausing. We’re pretty far from those fresh fruits and veggies you pinned right?


    So. Shelf-stability may help consumers know they’re getting unspoiled baby food, but by the end of it, fruits and vegetables have been turned into a kind of jam with no texture and not the best nutrition. (Ever wonder why your baby loves the pouches but doesn’t like the real veggies when you make them?)

    Now, I want to pause here. We are all feeling pretty bad about those pouches and jars right? I mean, we didn’t paint the prettiest picture here. Because it’s not. BUT. I do want to stress here, there are moments that your baby is screaming or you’re in the car and the pouch really is the easiest option. And THAT’S OKAY. We don’t walk around in a perfect white onesie all the time, do we? We know there are times for the pouch, but just treat it as an occasional snack or dessert, not an everyday kind of thing.


    How Amara differs

    We look carefully at every single ingredient and source it the best possible way. That’s right. We don’t just use one co packer that hands us a finished product. We look at every ingredient and find the best process and combination for your little one. We don’t use additives; we don’t use emulsifiers or any of those funny fillers. We just do real food, real ingredients. We bring you the best possible baby food, without you having to chop and cook everything yourself. It's a difference you can see:


    Imagine the fruits and veggies just without the water. Now that's a pouch you can actually feel proud of. At Amara, baby food is made better to taste better.


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    USDA Table of Nutrient Retention Factors
    Gupta et al 2013, Retention of nutrients in green leafy vegetables on dehydration; J Food Sci Technol 50 (5), 918-925.  

    Are Baby Food Pouches Safe For Your Kids? Convenience Isn't Always Worth It



    by Samantha Darby

    The day my daughter was old enough to try solids, I ran to the grocery store to buy plenty of fresh fruits and veggies so I could make homemade baby food. When I was done pretending to be Laura Ingalls Wilder, I started looking at pre-packaged baby food. From tiny jars to plastic trays, the options for baby food seemed endless and convenient — especially those baby food pouches. They're the perfect size to grab, not to mention they're a lot less work than spooning food into your baby's mouth, but are baby food pouches safe for your kids? Something felt off about what was, essentially, a plastic bag of food purée convenient enough for my kid to suck on.

    Turns out, many experts feel the same way about baby food pouches. Never mind the fact that you can't actually see what's inside of them (something that legit freaks me out), the art of letting your baby eat from a baby food pouch isn't exactly a milestone pediatricians and dietitians want your baby to hit. Pediatric dietitian Pegah Jalali, RD, MS, CDN, tells Romper in an email that she strongly discourages her clients and patients from using baby food pouches. "I believe it affects their ability to develop oral motor development and self-feeding," Jalali says. "Pouch feeding is very similar to bottle-feeding, and as babies develop, they need to be challenged with foods (different textures especially) so that they can develop the ability to chew, bite, and even sense textures in their mouths."

    She also notes that pouches can be great "sometimes on the go" or as a travel food, but they shouldn't be used every day. "Babies should be spoon fed purées and they should be offered different textures, including less thin purées." Jalali suggests that while pouches are no more filled with sugar than a typical baby food, these baby food pouches can cause issues with a baby's eating habits. "Since they have become more and more popular, I see so many toddlers for 'texture issues' or 'oral motor sensory issues' which I believe is caused largely because babies are not challenged with appropriate textures from a young age. "

    Your baby's eating habits aren't the only concern, either. While Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham agrees with Jalali that babies should be exposed to all flavors and textures of food, he suggests the safety of baby pouches also depends on how they're used. "If proper hygiene is not maintained, they are good sources for transmitting infections," Kuncham tells Romper in an email. "A fresh pouch when consumed within the expiry date is OK, but it's better to pour the contents into a bowl and let babies have spoons."

    Dr. Sonali Ruder, food blogger, Emergency Medicine physician, and author of the cookbook, Natural Baby Food, tells Romper in an email that the good news about baby food pouches is that "there are many healthy, additive-free options available on the market, including many organic brands." She notes that they also contain lots of fruits and vegetables, which are often lacking in children’s diets.

    Ruder makes another worthwhile claim about baby food pouches — they could lead to poor eating habits that aren't related to oral-motor health. "Because pouches are so portable and easy to slurp down, babies can tend to overeat them, making them less hungry at mealtime," she says. "Another downside of pouches is that although they often contain vegetables, they all tend to taste sweet because they are usually blended with a fruit purée or sweet vegetable. Children already have a predilection for sweet — our goal should be to get them to appreciate the real flavors of a wide variety of wholesome foods, including savory vegetables, meats, and grains."

    I know — you're officially overwhelmed. Look, it's OK to use baby food pouches when you're in a rush or when you're traveling and don't have time to stop for a full meal. The trick is to not make baby food pouches the only feeding method your baby is exposed to. So if you do decide to try a few out, Product Safety Investigator Kayla Mackie from tells Romper to make sure the baby food pouches you're choosing are safe. "The safety of these pouches vary depending on which brand you choose," Mackie says. "When looking for the safest option, be sure they are BPA-free, GMO-free, and check the ingredients to be sure they don't contain any preservatives or sweeteners. Just because they say it's organic, doesn't mean it's the safest option."

    If you're worried about your child having plastic in their mouth, it's understandable. But Mackie says as long as you find BPA-free packaging, you should be OK. "If the packaging is BPA-free, it's safe enough to consume what's inside without contracting the nasty toxins from plastic." Just remember, the pouches aren't recyclable.

    Convenience is incredibly important to parents, but when it comes to baby food, use these pouches in moderation. Squirt them into a bowl for your baby to use a spoon or stick with the classic glass jarred baby food if you're not comfortable. No matter how you decide to feed your baby, those strained peas will still get all over the place.

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    A tooth is an anatomically rigid structure, a bone-like formation, covered on top with a protective layer (enamel). Inside there is a pulp or pulp - a loose tissue, penetrated by blood vessels and nerves, providing nutrition to the tissues. Under the influence of negative factors, physiological protection weakens, and the tooth begins to collapse, including rotting.

    Tooth decay is the decay of hard tissues due to the inflammatory process, in fact, the outcome of caries if left untreated. In the pathological process, four stages of development are distinguished. The first is the stage of the stain, in which there is a darkening of the enamel, the patient is not bothered by anything. It is the absence of discomfort that makes it difficult to diagnose the problem in this phase.

    Further, as caries penetrates deep into the tissues of the tooth, the second, third and fourth stages develop. The latter often ends in pulpitis - inflammation of the nerve with severe pain.

    The last molars, or wisdom teeth, erupt later than the rest and are often subject to caries. This feature is associated with the complexity of caring for them due to their location in the oral cavity - it is difficult to brush all surfaces well with a brush, food particles often remain, attracting bacteria. It is believed that a rotten wisdom tooth needs to be removed, but this is not so - it is subject to treatment if there is no severe destruction.

    Causes of decayed teeth

    The following factors lead to the appearance of decaying teeth:

    • Failure to follow the rules of oral hygiene.
    • Eating acidic foods that are aggressive to enamel.
    • Passion for sweets - sweets, chocolate, muffins.
    • Bad habits - smoking, alcohol, drugs. There is a destruction of enamel and bone structure of the teeth.
    • Poor environmental living or working conditions.
    • Genetic predisposition.
    • Inflammatory diseases of the gums and teeth - periodontitis, stomatitis, gingivitis.

    Indirect causes that worsen the general condition of the teeth, which in the end can contribute to their decay:

    • poor quality drinking water;
    • lack of calcium and other trace elements, vitamins, including during pregnancy, lactation, menopause.

    Adverse consequences of the disease

    Rotten teeth in children and adults are not only an aesthetic problem, but also a potential cause of serious health problems. Destroyed carious teeth are:

    • Persistent source of chronic infection. Microbes from destroyed dental tissue actively populate new areas, spreading throughout the body. Inflammatory diseases such as tonsillitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis, pericarditis, endocarditis, pyelonephritis, arthritis may develop.
    • Indigestion, constant lack of nutrients. The food that has entered the stomach can be fully broken down, provided that it is sufficiently crushed in the oral cavity. Otherwise, too large unchewed pieces remain undigested, some of the proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals do not enter the body.
    • Pain syndrome that worsens the quality of life. The destruction of the teeth and the inflammatory process against this background affect the nerves and entail severe pain both in the oral cavity and in the neck and temple.
    • Bad breath, interfering with communication with others. This symptom disappears for a short time after brushing your teeth, but even this method does not help in advanced cases.

    Spoiled teeth, black and rotten, violate diction, distort the pronunciation of words, which impairs understanding between people and is unacceptable in certain professions.

    With complete destruction of the tooth, its independent loss from the gums is possible. As a rule, this passes quickly and painlessly, since the nerves by that time go through the phase of inflammation and die off, without giving pain impulses. If, against the background of decay, periodontitis, periostitis have joined, then the process may be accompanied by the release of blood and pus, pain. In the event that a child has a rotten tooth, it is still necessary to consult a doctor for an examination to rule out possible complications.

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    Symptoms of the disease

    A rotten tooth is clearly visible visually, it is not a problem for a doctor to diagnose pathology. Main manifestations:

    • black or dark brown enamel;
    • bad breath;
    • pain during chewing, contact with hot, sour, sweet food, provided that the nerve in this tooth was not previously removed;
    • partial or complete destruction of the tooth.

    An additional symptom that appears in the first stages of the pathological process is the abundant formation of plaque in the area of ​​enamel darkening. This phenomenon is associated with the active life of microorganisms, which manifests itself in this way.

    Rotten children's teeth, contrary to popular belief, are equipped with nerve endings and can hurt, just like in adults, but differ in shorter roots. This anatomical feature makes it easier to remove them if necessary, and also provides a painless change of milk jugs to permanent teeth.


    Treatment of rotten teeth and prevention of complications is the responsibility of a dentist. The choice of tactics depends on the volume of the lesion - the carious cavity can be cleaned of destroyed tissues and sealed, so the chewing element can be saved. In this case, the sequence of actions is as follows:

    • Injection of an anesthetic to block the transmission of pain impulses through the nerves.
    • Reaming the carious cavity, cleaning the tooth to intact tissues.
    • Decontamination with an antiseptic solution, such as chlorhexidine.
    • If necessary, open the pulp, remove the nerve, fill the canals.
    • At this stage, the dentist can apply a strengthening or anti-inflammatory layer, which will improve the condition of the tooth and extend its life.
    • Layered filling. Light-curing materials are usually used as the most durable and wear-resistant.
    • Alignment of tooth contours, grinding of irregularities. This procedure helps to bring the artificially created surface closer to the physiological one, which is necessary for the correct distribution of the load on the filling and the jaw as a whole, as well as ensuring the process of chewing food.
    • Before manipulations, the doctor often directs the patient to an x-ray to clarify the condition of the bone tissue, as well as to examine areas that are inaccessible during visual examination.

      Decayed milk teeth also require treatment - although temporary, they can cause the same health problems as adults.

      Factors such as a rotten tooth root and destruction under the crown indicate the impossibility of restoration and are indications for the removal of the remnants of the chewing element of the jaw. Otherwise, there is a risk of spreading infection and purulent processes in the oral cavity and throughout the body as a whole.

      Removal of a decayed tooth occurs in several stages:

      • An X-ray of the desired half of the jaw is taken.
      • The doctor injects the anesthetic.
      • Grabs the remains of the tooth with a special tool and pulls it out, trying to remove it along with the roots. If this cannot be done, then the dentist pulls out the roots separately.
      • The surface is decontaminated.
      • A hemostatic sponge or cotton wool moistened with hydrogen peroxide is applied to the wound.

      You should not try to remove a rotten tooth, including a milk one, on your own - this can lead to complications such as:

      • damage to the gums and buccal mucosa;
      • prolonged bleeding from the hole;
      • spread of purulent process;
      • inflammation of the remaining roots.

      In any of the above options, the patient requires medical attention.

      Possible complications

      If left untreated, rotten teeth can lead to the development of chronic oral diseases, pathologies of the heart, kidneys and joints, as well as neurosis, nervous tics. In people with a weakened immune system, the focus of infection can cause a severe life-threatening condition - sepsis.

      Insufficiently chewed food leads to bloating, flatulence, heaviness in the epigastrium or around the navel, changes in stool - diarrhea or constipation.

      With the development of pulpitis, the nerves leading to the tooth are removed (such a tooth is called dead). It is noticed that when the nerve fibers are eliminated, the condition of the dental tissues worsens, the destruction proceeds faster.

      How to keep your teeth healthy

      Any disease is better to prevent than to treat, and caries is no exception. To maintain healthy teeth, you must regularly follow the following simple rules:
      • Brush your teeth twice a day - after breakfast and before bed.
      • Rinse your mouth with warm water after dinner, afternoon tea and snacks. In the presence of plaque and bad breath, you can use disinfectants - special dental solutions.
      • Change toothbrushes at least once every 3 months. Otherwise, the bristles are worn out and cannot fully clean the surface of the teeth.
      • Visit the dentist routinely twice a year. If you have any complaints, you should contact the reception without delay.
      • Include fresh vegetables and fruits in the diet, reduce the content of sweet and sour foods.

      Enamel is often destroyed due to increased loads - you should not gnaw candies, bite threads, open bags and food packages with your teeth. The top coating can be damaged if you clean your teeth with improvised means, and not with toothpicks and dental floss.

      A sharp temperature drop, as well as contact with very hot or excessively chilled food, weakens the enamel and provokes the appearance of cracks.

      Rotten teeth are a threat to health, discomfort during communication and pain syndrome that worsens the quality of life.

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