Want Good Oral Health? Avoid These Foods
Diet is also important in ensuring the positive oral health, here are a few foods to watch out for.
All you coffee drinkers out there knew this was coming, right? Coffee stains your teeth. Specifically, the tannic acids- they’re responsible for your brownish teeth, but they’re far more insidious than that. They gradually wear down your enamel and are difficult to wash away. Side note; this is also the same thing that keeps the taste (and scent) of coffee lingering in your mouth way after you’re done with your cuppa.
Citrus Fruits (Limes, Grapefruit, etc)
This might be a shocker to many of us! But what isn’t a surprise is that these fruits are packed with citric acid. We may have heard that citric acid is good for brightening skin, but the same definitely can’t be said for your teeth. The citric acid, perhaps to no one’s surprise, is acidic- and all acids are damaging to your enamel if they linger around for too long.
Good news- there is a way around it. Simply finish your OJ at one go and don’t sit sipping on it for hours. A good reminder is that anything that is acidic or stains is probably not good for your teeth. Buy a reusable straw if you regularly drink juices, as straws reduce contact of the juice with your teeth.
They aren’t the same thing, with the latter being better no doubt. But is this surprising to anyone? Candy is the number one cause of enamel wear, plaque buildup, and cavities. Sugar is notorious for sitting around in the tiny crevices of your teeth and gums and feeding the bacteria with lots of energy. Lollipops and other hard candies are the worst of the lot- since they stay so long in your mouth.
Dried fruit on the other hand usually sticks to your teeth, again, breeding hoards of bacteria encouraging it to eat away at your teeth over time.
Sparkling Water and Dental Erosion
Drinking sparkling water may seem like a tasty way to drink more water throughout the day, especially given that it does not contain the sugar content of sodas. However, research shows that it is not recommended for your oral health. Sparkling water contains a high acidic content which can leave you up to 11 times more vulnerable to tooth related ailments like decay and tooth erosion. When trying […]
Do You Drink Soft Drinks?
Many people enjoy consuming soft drinks. While the occasional soft drink is acceptable, consuming them long term can be detrimental for your health. With more and more research being dedicated to the effects of junk food on the human body, the real ramifications of soft drinks on a person’s health are becoming more clear. Drinking sodas have already been linked to […]
Missing teeth, as a result of extractions, can be difficult. Missing teeth can alter a person’s speaking ability, ease of eating and their self-confidence. This can be solved by utilizing dental implants, which not only restore oral health but also have an effect on a person’s general well-being. A few advantages of dental implants are listed below: The most important function of teeth is to […]