It’s not a secret that what you eat affects your physical health. But did you know that your diet can also affect the health of your teeth? This blog post will talk about some common foods and drinks that are bad for teeth and why they’re bad for them. If you want to keep up with dental hygiene to avoid cavities or gum disease, it’s important to understand how food can impact your oral health. Let’s get started!
Candies and Sugary Sweets
Sugar is one of the biggest culprits for tooth decay and gum disease. Not only does sugary candy like lollipops, gummies, and hard candies stick to your teeth (causing plaque buildup), they also feed harmful bacteria in your mouth that can lead to cavities or gum disease over time. If you eat these kinds of candies, you should try to brush and floss as soon as possible. It may be a good idea to avoid sugary candy at all costs or have them in moderation if you can’t resist the temptation! If your teeth are sensitive, sugarless gum is a great way to stimulate saliva production, which will help keep your mouth moist and wash away food particles.
Soft Drinks and Fruit Juices
Soft drinks are one of the worst things you can drink for your teeth. Not only do they contain sugar, but also acids that erode enamel over time and cause tooth decay. Fruit juices generally aren’t as bad since most have a lower sugar content than soft drinks, but it’s important to limit them or brush them afterward since they can still cause damage to your teeth.
Most fried foods are terrible for your teeth. They are high in fat, sugar, and salt, leading to plaque buildup or tooth decay over time. It’s best to limit the number of times you eat fried foods per week if possible since it may take some time before you notice any damage on your pearly whites!
Red Wine, Coffee, and Tea
Wine, coffee, and tea can stain your teeth over time if you drink them regularly because of the tannins that give them their vibrant colors. Luckily there are ways to prevent this from happening, such as drinking these beverages through a straw or with a meal so that they don’t sit on your teeth for too long. If you want to keep up good dental hygiene, it’s best to brush your teeth after consuming these drinks.
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