Wondering what foods you should avoid in order to keep your teeth in good condition? Here are some foods that are known for causing havoc in the mouth.
While all lollies are bad for your teeth due to the sugar content, sour lollies are especially bad due to their acidity. Plus, their chewiness means they can stick to your teeth for a longer period of time, potentially causing decay. For a hit of sweetness, chocolate makes for a safer bet.
Soft drinks allow plaque to produce more acid, which compromises the tooth enamel. Dark soft drinks like cola can also stain your teeth. However, make sure that you don’t brush them right after drinking soft drink – this could actually hasten decay!
While fruits are incredibly good for you, acidic fruits like oranges, lemons and grapefruits have a damagingly high acid content. This acid can erode enamel and make teeth susceptible to decay. For those who are sensitive, even a squeeze of lemon into your glass of water can cause damage.To minimise damage, rinse your mouth with water after eating citrus.
You may be surprised to find out that potato chips can take a toll on your teeth. The starch in the snack is turned into sugar, which can become trapped in and between the teeth, feeding the plaque. And of course, because we tend to eat a lot of chips in one sitting, the acid production in the mouth will linger for some time. After snacking on chips, it’s smart to floss to remove any trapped particles.
Visit your dentist
If you’re concerned about the condition of your teeth it’s time to make an appointment with the dentists at Signature Smile Studio. There could be a myriad of reasons for poor teeth condition, so it’s best to have them checked out sooner rather than later!