Foods That Cause Harm to Your Teeth

Post by: Gerarda on 02 Sep 2021

Hard candy
Constant exposure to sugar can be harmful to your teeth. Hard candies also put your teeth at risk because in addition to being full of sugar, they can also cause a broken or chipped tooth.

Ice is for chilling
While it might be nice to crunch, ice is for chilling not for chewing. Chewing on ice can cause a broken or chipped tooth.

Citrus intake to a minimum
Frequent exposure to acidic foods like lemons, grapefruit and oranges can erode enamel. Make sure you rinse with plenty of water.

Coffee and tea can be healthy beverage choices; unfortunately, though too many people add sugar and some add lots of sugar. Too many coffees and teas may also stain your teeth. Have a glass of water with your coffee and try to keep the sugar to a minimum.

Things that go “crunch”
I love the salty, crunchy feeling of potato chips. Unfortunately, potato chips are pure starch, which tends to get trapped in your teeth. Brush extra carefully after enjoying that delectable delight.

Switch soda for water
When you eat sugary foods or sip sugary drinks, 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 water as well.

Sports drinks
Many sports and energy drinks list sugar as the top ingredient. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, while sports drinks can be helpful for young athletes engaged in prolonged, vigorous physical activities, in most cases they are unnecessary. Before your next sip, check the label to make sure your drink of choice is low in sugar. Not sure? Drink water instead!

Make an appointment with your dentist for a check-up / dental examination to see that those pearly whites remain intact.