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9 Foods That Damage Teeth *No. 3 will SHOCK you*

Let's face it, what you eat matters. Your food choices play an important role, and can either help your teeth by keeping them healthy and strong or harm them by causing decay, chips or other dental emergencies.

Still, many of us are oblivious to how our everyday lifestyle choices and habits could lend detrimental impacts on the lifespan and health of our mouth.

Take a look at these 9 foods, and see for yourself

Ice One can say ice is made of water, after all, and doesn’t contain any sugar or other additives, but chewing on hard substances can leave your teeth vulnerable to a dental emergencies and damage enamel. I'd say, the next time you need a rush of H2O, fancy having it in liquid form. Citrus Frequent exposures to acidic foods can erode enamel, making teeth more susceptible to decay over time. So even though a a squeeze of lemon or lime can turn a simple glass of water into a fun beverage, it's not always the best choice for your mouth. Citric fruits and juices can also irritate mouth sores, so make sure to drink plenty of plain water. Coffee In their natural form, coffee and tea can be healthy beverage choices. Unfortunately too many people can’t resist adding sugar. Caffeinated coffee and tea can also dry out your mouth. Frequent drinks of coffee and tea may also stain your teeth. If you do consume, make sure to drink plenty of water and try to keep the add-ons to a minimum. Potato Chips Many of us love the nice, satisfying crunch of a potato chip, but unfortunately potato chips are filled with starch, which tends to get trapped in your teeth. If you choose to indulge in snacks like these, take extra care when you floss that day to remove all the food particles that can lead to plaque build-up. Alcohol Alcohol causes dehydration and dry mouth. People who drink excessively may find their saliva flow is reduced over time, which can lead to tooth decay and other oral infections such as gum disease. Heavy alcohol use also increases your risk for mouth cancer.

How many of these were in your everyday diet? Hope you gained some valuable information, and know what foods you will be going without moving forward. For a more thorough dental consultation, contact us today

See you next time! 

~ the team at Bona Dental Clinic

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