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6 Foods That Are Harmful to Your Teeth

Posted by Roz on Jan 19 2022, 08:15 AM

No matter what age you are, the causes of tooth decay remain the same. Tooth decay happens when plaque accumulates and bacteria feeds on the sweets in your diet, resulting in cavities. Our team at Rota Advanced Dental Care in Colorado Springs, CO, led by Dr. Rota has compiled a list of six foods to avoid if you want to maintain your dental health in this post.

Why Choose the Right Foods?

Most people realize the importance of exercise and a healthy diet in their overall health. But do you realize how important a healthy mouth is for a healthy body? Poor oral health can harm your mental, physical, and social well-being. And certain foods could contribute to oral problems that are harmful to your health. Here are a few of the worst foods for your teeth:

  • Sugar

Whether it's brown sugar or refined white sugar, sugar is sugar. What is most important is not how much you eat, but how often you eat it. Sugar creates an acidic environment in your mouth that can erode your tooth enamel for several hours after you consume it.

  • Alcohol

Did you realize that consuming alcohol dries out your mouth? A dry mouth deprives us of the saliva we require to maintain the health of our teeth. Saliva prevents food particles from adhering to your teeth and flushing them away, contributing to the prevention of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

  • Crackers

Crackers contain refined carbohydrates, and multiple studies have revealed associations between eating too many refined carbohydrates and increased inflammation in the body. Inflammation aggravates several chronic diseases, including periodontitis and gingivitis.

  • Bread

Your saliva breaks down the carbohydrates in bread into sugar when you eat it. The bread subsequently transforms into a sticky paste that adheres to the teeth and enters the crevices between them. Cavities may arise as a result of this. When you crave carbs like bread, choose whole wheat or less-refined varieties.

  • Soft Drinks 

Soft drinks, whether sugar-free or not, contain acid. They can be harmful to your teeth, increasing the likelihood of cavities and dental erosion. 

  • Sour Candies

Sour candies, on the other hand, can be highly damaging to your teeth because they contain more acids and are chewy, increasing the probability of tooth decay.

Contact Rota Advanced Dental Care for the best dental services in Colorado Springs, CO. To schedule an appointment call Dentist in Colorado Springs, CO at (719) 598-1224 or visit our office at 6210 Woodmen Park View, Colorado Springs, CO 80923.

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