Poor oral hygiene isn’t the only reason you can get cavities, tooth decay, and gingivitis. Did you know that your diet can also predispose you to cavities? During your visits to the clinic, it’s likely that your dentist in Coral Springs, FL, will teach you tips on how to better care for your teeth and gums.
If your dentist hasn’t discussed your diet yet, your next visit would be an excellent opportunity for you to ask. But, while you wait, we’ve compiled a list of food and drinks that science has proven to be harmful to your dental health.
The longer your teeth are exposed to sugars, the higher your chances of suffering from tooth decay and cavities.
Some of the sugary treats that are notorious for causing cavities to include caramels, lollipops, jelly beans, hard candies, cookies, cakes, pies, ice cream, and other desserts.
You can eat them in moderation but try to do it after your main meal instead of snacking. Don’t forget to brush your teeth 30 minutes after.
Sodas are the worst, and even if the label says sugar-free, don’t be deceived. Sodas are detrimental to your teeth because not only do they predispose you to cavities, but they also cause dental erosion because these drinks are highly acidic.
We recommend you drink water or unsweetened tea instead. If you can’t help but drink a can of soda, don’t brush immediately after.
The acids in that drink will soften your enamel and make them more susceptible to abrasion.
We want you to enjoy your natural, beautiful smile for as long as possible. At TLC Dental & Orthodontics, we can make that happen. We provide a wide array of dental treatments that are guaranteed to improve your smile and oral health. Call us today for an appointment.