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One of the best ways to take care of your teeth is to ensure you're eating right. What you eat affects your teeth, hence you need to take care of what you eat.
Having too much of anything is not good, and that holds true for your teeth too.
So, what are 6 foods and drinks that you should avoiding putting down your throat?
1. Hard Candy
Hard candy stays in a person's mouth for a long time. This allows a concentrated build up of acid to occur. In turn, it will slowly erode a person's teeth as he sucks the candy.
It's worse if a person bites and crushes the hard candy. Small pieces of will get jammed between the gaps of teeth. It will slowly rot and corrode the teeth.
Not all coffee is good for your teeth. In its natural form, coffee and tea is harmless. However, the caffeinated beverages that you pick up from Starbucks dries your mouth and the excessive coffee and sugar stick onto your teeth.
These products are enough to encourage bacteria to get working on your teeth to create cavities.
3. Chewy Candy
Chewy candy comes in the form of gummy bears and toffees. It is an indulgent that you may like to bite and chew on, and it's fun to eat and at the same time, it's sweet. However, quite often, food particles easily get stuck on your teeth. These sugar food particles get converted to acid that corrodes your teeth.
4. Aerated Drinks
Aerated drinks like Coke and Pepsi are not something you want to be drinking often. These drinks contain a high amount of sugar and acid. Every time you drink an aerate drink, a little of your teeth are eroded by the acidic content. Furthermore, the sugary content sticks onto your teeth, gets converted to acid and later on cause cavities.
5. Crunchy Foods
Crunchy foods like potato chips can easily get trapped in your mouth. These are starch rich foods that are not good for the health of your teeth.
Alcohol may be liquid, but it does not parch your thirst, and neither does it improve your body's water content. Rather, it dries your mouth of moisture content, reduces saliva flow and dehydrates your mouth. This sort of environment encourages tooth decay.
Not to say that you shouldn't have sweets, aerated drinks, potato chips or alcohol, but you should have it in moderation. Always have a glass of water after you eat or drink one of these items. It will wash down most of the sugar content that is stuck to your teeth.
You should also consider getting regular checkups from Emergency Dental. This will go a long way in preventing tooth decay and cavities.
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Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
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