You probably brush and floss every day. However, the foods that you eat may still be damaging your teeth. There are several foods that you will need to avoid for greater oral health.

Hot Coffee

If you are like a lot of people, then you start your day with a cup of coffee. While coffee can wake you up, it is not good for your teeth. Coffee is acidic, so it can cause your enamel to erode. If you put sugar and cream in your coffee, then you put yourself at risk for developing tooth decay.

Bread

It is a good idea to limit your consumption of bread. The bread can also stick to your teeth. The bread is filled with starches. Your saliva will break the starches down into sugar. The starches mix with the plaque in your mouth creating acids that can break down your teeth.

That is why many people who eat bread all of the time end up needing fillings. One of the most common treatments used in general dentistry is fillings.

Sour Candies

Most people are well aware of the fact that candy is bad for your teeth. However, sour candy is the worse than other types of candy because it is acidic. They are also chewy, so they will stay on your teeth longer. That is why if you are craving something sweet, then it is best for you to eat chocolate instead.

Dried Fruit

Even though fruit is good for you, it is best for you to stick to the fresh kind. For example, you should have grapes instead of raisins. Dried fruit is filled with sugar. The acid will stay on your teeth long after you eat the dried fruit.

Ice

Many people love chewing on ice. They think that it is okay for them to do that because ice is filled with water. However, it is bad to chew on ice because it is hard. You can crack or break your fillings, crowns and teeth. If you choose to use ice to chill your beverages, then you will need to avoid chewing on it.

Eating healthy is one of the best things that you can do to protect your teeth. There are also many foods that you will need to avoid. Sour candy, hot coffee, ice and dried fruit are some of the worst foods for your teeth. You will also need to limit your consumption of bread.

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Kara Masterson

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