All our lives, we’re reminded of unhealthy foods to avoid and the impacts they have on our health. But have you ever thought about how these foods affect your teeth? Cavities, gum irritation, and more can result from eating a plethora of bad foods.
Here are our top 8 bad foods for your teeth.
The acidity in oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and other citrus fruits can erode tooth enamel. If you’re prone to mouth sores, the acid in these fruits can irritate them, causing discomfort.
Crackers contain carbohydrates which, when broken down, turn into sugar. When you’re chewing, crackers can become sticky and sit in the crevices of your teeth, leading to decay.
Like citrus, sour lollies contain acidic properties that are harmful to your teeth. Even worse, these sugary treats stick to your teeth, which can damage your enamel.
Alcohol, like wine, can stain your teeth over time. However, alcohol can also dry out your mouth. When your saliva is dried out, it can be difficult to wash away particles of food, increasing your susceptibility to tooth decay.
Bread is another carby substance that turns into sugar when broken down. Bread can stick to your teeth, turning into sugar before you even digest it.
Tiny pieces of popcorn get stuck between teeth, making it a frustrating and uncomfortable experience. If not properly flossed or brushed out, these can linger, causing bacterial growth.
Chewing on ice can crack or chip your teeth. Moreover, this cold substance can irritate your gums and mouth. Avoid eating ice and use it in a drink instead.
Carbonated drinks are prone to breaking down enamel and promote plaque. Whether they’re diet or not, they leave traces of acid on your teeth well after you’re done drinking.
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