Since childhood, everyone has been told that sugar rots your teeth. While this is true, there are many other damaging foods out that that you should be aware of. Let’s see if you can guess what they are.
Bet you didn’t see that one coming, did you? No sugar, no additives and it’s made of water so what could go wrong here? That chomping you’re doing. Crunching hard substances can lead to small cracks in your teeth and damage enamel.
Ever have one of those pesky mouth sores and drink some orange juice? OUCH. Over time, constant exposure to acidic fruits can erode enamel which can lead to tooth decay.
Bet you’ve heard this one, too. In their natural form, coffee and tea can be a healthy choice. Once a person starts adding sugar and creamer, that healthy factor takes a nose dive. Added to that, coffee and tea can stain your teeth and lead to dry mouth. Make sure you’re drinking lots of water if this is your beverage of choice.
Sticky, dried fruits
These are a dentists’ nightmare! Sticky foods stick to your teeth longer and some fruits contain high amounts of natural sugar. Make sure to drink lots of water, rinse and floss regularly if these are something in your regular diet.
Heavy alcohol use can lead to a myriad of problems. Dry mouth, dehydration, mouth cancer and gum disease are a few things you can find on the list of problems.
On the surface, these drinks are a healthy, post workout choice. Flip over the label and you might be surprised at what you find. Most sports drinks label sugar as one of their top ingredients. Next time you grab one, look for one that is low in sugar. When in doubt, water is the best choice!
Our Easton Dentists in Columbus want to make mouths happy. Schedule your next appointment with us and we’ll get you on track to make your gorgeous smile even brighter.