You probably are already aware that sugar and carbonated drinks are bad for your teeth and that drinking tea and coffee can stain your teeth.
However, most people aren’t aware of the specific foods that are bad for your teeth. Some of these foods are good for your health but can harm your teeth. Thus, being aware of these foods is essential.
Citrus fruits are considered to be some of the healthiest foods you can consume due to the high levels of vitamins they contain. However, fruits like lemon and limes are acidic and can cause your enamel to erode. This can increase your risk of tooth decay over time. Since it’s a healthy source of vitamins and other nutritions, it is not recommended to cut it from your diet completely. However, we can take preventive measures like drinking a glass of water immediately after having citrus foods to wash the remains away.
Dried fruits such as dried apricots, dried mangoes, raisins, prunes, etc., can make for healthy snacks, especially if you’re looking for alternatives to sugary and unhealthy snacks. However, they can be tough on your teeth. They quickly get stuck to the teeth, creating the perfect environment for cavity-forming bacteria. Hence, it is recommended to keep your consumption of dried food to a minimum. And when you do eat them, make sure you clean your mouth thoroughly afterward.
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