Not all foods are good for your teeth and gums. The products you consume play a huge role in your overall oral health care. Be mindful of foods and drinks that seek to corrode your tooth enamel and ruin your oral health. Listed below are common foods and drinks you should avoid to ensure your smile will remain terrific:
– Hard foods, such as corn on the cob and candy apples, can damage your teeth by chipping or cracking them. Exercise caution when biting into overly hard foods.
– Acidic foods can cause your teeth additional cause for concern, as they can increase tooth sensitivity and cause dental erosion. Acidic foods include tomatoes and citrus fruits.
Sticky or Chewy Foods:
– If you eat sticky or chewy foods, they can stick to your mouth and be difficult to remove with standard brushing alone. Your teeth and gums are at a greater risk for damage the longer food is in contact with them.
– Avoid sugary sweets as much as possible, as the sugars can be converted to harmful acids in your mouth that can cause dental erosion.
If you would like to have your teeth inspected by our team at Made Ya Smile Dental, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Kesner and our team at our dental office in Rayford, Texas and the surrounding communities.