Exercise caution when eating unknown foods or drinks. The foods you eat play a large role in your overall oral health care. Be mindful of foods and drinks that seek to demolish your tooth enamel and ruin your oral health. Listed below are common foods and drinks you should avoid to ensure your smile will remain sensational:
– Acidic foods such as citrus fruits and tomatoes can put our teeth at an increased risk for dental erosion.
Sticky or Chewy Foods:
– Sticky or chewy foods such as gummies and lollipops can stick to your mouth and be difficult to wash away or brush easily, thus increasing the time that dental damage can occur.
– Hard foods like corn on the cob or lollipops run the risk of causing oral accidents if bitten into too hard. Protect your teeth from chipping or cracking by not biting into foods too hard.
– Sugary sweets such as candies and soft drinks can damage your tooth enamel and cause dental erosion. If possible, avoid overly sugary products whenever possible.
If you would like to set up an appointment to discuss your possible oral health care treatments with Dr. Sanaz Khoubnazar and our team at Smiles Santa Monica, please call 310-829-0808 to set up a visit to our dentist office in Santa Monica, California. Get the smile you’ve always dreamed of!