It can be tough to eat and drink all the right things for not only your physical health, but also your oral health. Unfortunately, some of the foods that will make our muscles strong and happy will have negative affects on our teeth. If you have weak enamel or other tooth problems, stay away from the follow food and beverages to strengthen your teeth and improve your oral health.
The strong acids that make up fruits such as oranges, lemons, grapefruit and limes are extremely harmful to your enamel. The loss of enamel from citric acid often causes tooth decay in many people with already weak enamel so be cautious when consuming these fruits.
We’ve all heard that there are aspects of coffee that positively affect your health as well as those that harm it and unfortunately, there is another negative health effect to consider. Coffee contains tannic acids which are known to break down enamel and leave opportunity for decay.
Though dried fruit is a healthy choice over sugary gummies or other candy, unfortunately it is not good for your oral health. Because they are so chewy, they often get stuck in your teeth and are left there to gather bacteria and linger, posing a possible threat.
While a glass of red wine a day has been shown to be great for your cardiac health, acids found in red wine can wear down teeth. If you’ve found your teeth stained from red wine, consider decreasing your intake, as it is taking a toll on the surface of your teeth.
Start working toward bettering your oral health by lowering your intake of these foods and visiting a dentist regularly. All Pro Dental located in Revere, MA handles a range of dental services including exams and cleanings, cavity fillings, and tooth extractions and is now accepting new patients. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment!