Oral health: Avoid highly acidic foods, refined carbohydrates and dried fruit weakened


When you drink and eat certain foods, you’re not only feeding yourself. You’re also feeding the germs (bacteria) that can cause tooth decay and gum disease in your mouth. Plaque is a thin, invisible, sticky film of bacteria and other materials. It covers all the surfaces of all your teeth and may be affected by certain substances you are unwittingly putting in your mouth. There are three food types synonymous with this.

Highly Acidic Foods

When it comes to your teeth, acidic foods could be extremely dangerous.

Whether contained in foods or converted from sugars by your mouth’s bacteria, acids can erode your teeth’s enamel, causing cavities and tooth decay.

A weaken enamel can also lead to a variety of problems ranging from sensitivity issues to discoloured teeth.

Examples of high acidic foods include:

  • Lemons
  • Pickles, tomatoes
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Grains
  • Certain dairy products
  • Processed foods.

Dried fruits

Many people consider this to be a healthy snack choice but would be surprised at the sugar content.

They are brimming with a big dose of natural sugars and non-soluble cellulose fibre which makes them as bad for your teeth as chewy candy.

 Your best alternative is to munch on fresh fruits instead.


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