Maintaining great dental health also involves knowing what not to eat. Here are the top 5 foods that cause great damage to your teeth, foods that you should learn to avoid.
A bit of a surprise entry, but too many people think ice is actually good for your teeth, presumably because it’s made from water and doesn’t contain any sugar or additives. The truth is, however, that chewing ice can leave your teeth vulnerable to a dental emergency and damage enamel.
Fruit’s good, but not all fruit’s good, especially in large doses. Citric fruits and juices can irritate mouth sores, but most importantly, frequent exposure to acidic foods can erode enamel, making teeth more susceptible to decay over time.
Many people choose dried fruit and think of it as some sort of a healthy diet. Well, they are wrong. Many dried fruits are sticky and sticky foods can damage your teeth. This is because they tend to stay on the teeth longer than other types of food. If you can’t help eating them, make sure you always rinse your mouth afterwards.
ALL THOSE CRUNCHY THINGS
Everyone loves the nice, satisfying crunch of a potato chip. Unfortunately potato chips are filled with starch, which tends to get trapped in your teeth. If you choose to indulge in snacks like these, take extra care when you floss that day to remove all the food particles that can lead to plaque build-up.
SAY NO TO SODA
When you eat sugary foods or sip sugary drinks for long periods of time, plaque bacteria use that sugar to produce acids that attack your enamel, the hard surface of your tooth. Most carbonated soft drinks, including diet soda, are acidic and therefore bad for your teeth. If you do consume soft drinks, try to drink a cup of water with them.