The article below offers helpful advice regarding foods that could have adverse affects on your teeth. Thanks for visiting our website.
With so much attention today toward what foods are healthy and unhealthy for you, often forgotten is what foods are good for your oral health and what foods can be negatively affecting it. Here we share 12 foods that can negatively affect your oral health—and they aren’t all unhealthy foods either.
Does this mean we are taking what little food is actually okay to eat away from you? That is definitely not our intention. We hope to make you aware of the foods that can negatively affect your oral health and offer ways to minimize those effects.
1. Apples. Surprised? Apples can be both beneficial and harmful to your oral health if you aren’t careful. See Health Benefits of Apples for a full list of health benefits. And while apples contribute great healthful benefits and produce saliva that helps wash away food particles and kills bacteria, they also contain a lot of acid, which can contribute to enamel erosion if not consumed carefully. As the article points out, you should drink water and brush your teeth after eating these fruits.
2. Citrus Fruits. These fruits are often full of acids that can strip your teeth. Definitely rinse your mouth out thoroughly after eating any citrus fruits.
3. Canned Fruit. Canned fruit is typically stuffed with extra sugar—mostly found in the syrup—which we know is bad for our teeth. When choosing canned fruit, search for fruit in light syrup.
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