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Food your dentist wants you to avoid

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Food your dentist wants you to avoid

Foods your dentist wants you to avoid

It is important to have a varied diet, but some foods are less tooth- friendly and could put your oral health at danger. Of course, it is not easy to eliminate all the “dangerous” foods and drinks from our diet but we can minimize the potential dangers

  • Sugar is bad for teeth. It is impossible to eliminate the sugar from the diet but try to minimize it. Sugar, soft drinks, juices with added sugar, candies, desserts, jams. They not only destroy the enamel but also create a breeding ground for germs in your mouth.
  • Candies are sticky so they remain for a longer time on the teeth. The amount of sugar in candies causes damage to the enamel.
  • When you start chewing bread it transforms into a gummy paste-like substance. It sticks to the crevices causing cavities
  • Acidic food, which include citrus fruits, pickles and fruit juice, are very acidic. Acid erodes teeth enamel causing cavities and tooth decay
  • The enamel is the hardest part of the body. However, chewing hard food including ice, nuts, unpopped popcorn kernels, and other hard foods can damage your enamel.
  • Junk foods are nutritionally poor food and can lead to poor oral health as the immune system needs a balance of minerals and vitamins to fight infections, gum disease and to maintain good oral health.

Minimize the usage of above listed food to maintain good oral health and cultivate the habit of drinking a lot of water, brushing after every meal, using a straw when drinking sugar content drinks and juices to minimize their contact with teeth.


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