If you have already taken steps to improve your dental health by regular brushing and flossing, then you can give yourself a pat on the back. But what else can you do to improve your dental health? As they say, prevention is better than cure. What are you eating that might be causing damage to your teeth? In this article, we share 4 foods that you should be avoiding (or limiting) for the sake of your dental health.
As always, the number one culprit is the sugar contained in your food. Candy, soda, chocolate…the list goes on. Sugary foods (and drinks) are one of the main causes of tooth decay in kids and adults alike. Be smart and cut down on your sugar intake as much as possible to protect your teeth and overall health.
Consuming ice may not be inherently damaging in itself, but chewing on ice cubes is a surprisingly common way to break teeth or crowns. If you have an ice-chewing habit, become conscious of it and slowly but surely break the habit.
Consuming large quantities of acidic foods (or drinks) can erode the enamel from your teeth. Lemons, limes, fruit juice and cola can all do considerable amounts of damage to your enamel. If you insist on consuming acidic foods or beverages, then make sure to drink plenty of water afterwards. This will help to dilute (but not eliminate) the acidic effect.
As tasty as certain sticky foods (e.g. dates and dried fruit) can be, they do not fare well with your teeth. This is because sticky foods tend to linger on our teeth for longer periods and it is in your best interest to wash your mouth out with water and brush if possible after consuming such foods.
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