It is important to check on what you eat because foods have a close connection to your dental health. You chew and grind food in your mouth, and bad food will instantly pose a threat to your dental health. It is important to know which foods are bad for your oral health and limit their intake. At our clinic, we always endeavor to educate and enlighten our patients on what they need to do to maintain proper dental health.
Cakes are bad for your teeth because of the high sugar content. Sugar is closely linked to tooth decay because when broken down it produces acid. Therefore, limit the intake of cakes to reduce the chances of developing tooth decay.
Just like cakes, sugary candies can lead to tooth decay and cavities. They are also stuck and can remain attached to your teeth, therefore, fastening the tooth decay process.
Citrus fruits have acids and can therefore increase the acidity level in your mouth. High acid levels lead to tooth decay, and can also lead to heightened tooth sensitivity.
Sweets are particularly harmful to your teeth. They do not only have high sugar content, but many people tend to crush them and this can lead to cracking or chipping of teeth.
Lemons have a high acidic content and can lead to tooth decay. If it is a must to use lemons, make sure to rinse your mouth with water to wash away the acids from your mouth.
Starchy foods when broken down by bacteria in your mouth produce acids, which can lead to erosion of your tooth enamel. Starchy foods can also stick to your teeth leading to tooth decay.
Visit our dental practice for more educational tips. You will receive optimal care and management which is vital for maximum oral health.