Written By Admin
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Just because something is good for you doesn’t mean it’s good for your teeth.Unfortunately, many foods that are mainstays of a healthy diet could be sneakily sabotaging your oral health.
Citrus fruits (grapefruits, oranges, lemons) are chock full of acid which results in the harmful demineralization of your enamel.“If citrus is in constant contact with your teeth—you’re eating multiple oranges a day, you’re drinking a lot of water with lemon—it can soften and erode your enamel,” says Jennifer Jablow, D.D.S., a cosmetic dentist in New York City.In fact, a 2011 study in the British Journal of Nutrition found that grapefruit juice is nearly as erosive as Coca-Cola.
Since all the water has been sucked out, dried fruit is highly concentrated with sugar and tends to cling to your teeth.“When it sticks to the teeth, it can trap a lot of bacteria and usually hangs around for a long time,” says Jablow.
Apples are quite acidic, that’s what makes them so tasty. Dental experts have found that apple’s acidic structure and increasingly high levels of sugar can cause erosion, according to The British Dental Association in a Daily Mail article.Wash your mouth out with water after eating apples and brush 30 minutes later.
This high acid content causes pickles to be closely linked to tooth erosion, according to this 2004 study.If you do eat pickles regularly, remember to always drink a lot of water, but wait a few hours before you brush.
Teas have been found to potentially stain teeth even worse than coffee thanks to its higher tannin content.Drink water during and after you’re done drinking tea to reduce the likelihood that it will stain your teeth, and brush immediately afterwards. Source:http://www.lifehealthandfood.com/