If in a previous article we find out more information about the aliments that have a lot of benefits for our oral health, in this article we will discuss about the foods that can damage our teeth.
We often hear “Do not eat too many candies” or “Coffee and red wine stains your teeth”, so be careful. Tooth-damaging foods and beverages weaken our enamel, crack our crowns, change the color of our teeth and affect our mouth. This is because sugars in the foods will increase the risk of dental cavities, hard substances will destroy our teeth enamel and sodas will dry out our mouth.
Many foods and beverages can cause plaque, which is a bacteria-filled sticky film that contributes to gum disease, tooth decay and other oral health problems. Sugar creates an acidic environment in our mouth, which persists for about two hours after it is consumed. The acid dissolves tooth enamel. The ideal time to brush your teeth is twenty minutes after you ate. This is because in twenty minutes saliva has remineralized the enamel that has been dissolved by acid. Acid is what causes problems for teeth. The sugars cause the bacteria in our mouth to release acids that attack tooth’s enamel. When the enamel is destroyed, dental cavities will develop.
There is a list of foods and beverages you should avoid in order to limit at maximum the visit to your dentist.
As a conclusion, be aware that a good nutrition and a well-balanced diet keep your teeth and gums healthy. A poor nutrition will always result in a bad oral health. The simplest way to protect your teeth from dental cavities is to rinse your mouth with water every time you eat something. Drinking water will wash away food particles and sugars.In case you need further information, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Arhiri. We are more than glad to help.