We all know that sugary foods, soft drinks and energy drinks really should be avoided to help keep healthy teeth.

Just as it is possible to eat your way to tooth decay, with the right diet you can improve your dental health.

Teeth and gums reflect what is going on within the rest of your body.

It is important to carefully consider the right food choices.

Some “tooth Friendly” foods are cheese, apples, green vegetables and fish for omega 3.

Most kids are a fan of cheese and pasta and this recipe would make a tasty and easy Sunday night dinner.

Try it out and let us know what you think!


Lightened-up Four Cheese Pasta


  • 1¼ cups skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons light cream cheese
  • 1½ tablespoons whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 cups cooked whole-wheat spiral pasta
  • 2 cups chopped cauliflower (about ½ a medium head), steamed

Directions:  In a medium saucepan, combine milk, cream cheese, flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne, if desired. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until mixture comes to a slow boil, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove pan from heat; stir in remaining cheeses and mustard until cheese melts. In a bowl, toss pasta with cauliflower; pour cheese mixture over top; stir. Divide pasta evenly among seven bowls; serve immediately.