Most people know
sugar is bad for the teeth, especially if you don’t brush enough. It’s one of the first
lessons any kid will get from their parents when the child is overly fond
of sweets. However, some foods will destroy your enamel or hurt your gums,
some of which you might not expect. Here are three types of foods you
might not have known were destroying your teeth.
Not all fruit is bad for your teeth, but some tend to be highly acidic,
such as citrus fruits. Lemons and oranges and even some kinds of apples
and grapes can do something similar. Acids can be detrimental to the enamel
on your teeth, which can make them more sensitive. Fruit is an important
part of your diet, so make sure you wash down any fruit with a glass of
water or milk, so the acid doesn’t stay on your teeth.
The staple of every movie-going experience can cause dental problems for
you if you’re not careful. Even plain popcorn can lodge in small
spaces between your teeth for a long time, even after flossing and brushing.
These little pockets of popcorn can become fuel for mouth bacteria, which
can cause bad breath and gum disease if left unchecked. Un-popped kernels
can also chip your teeth’s enamel, which can lead to fillings.
If you’re due for a dentist visit, don’t hesitate to give our skilled
Austell dentists a call. Austell Dental Associates has more than 50 years of experience
in the dental field, so you know you’re putting your health in the
right hands. Let us see what we can do for you.
at (770) 467-3888 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment today.