Have you ever wondered what dentists eat in order to keep their smile white and beautiful? Read on to find out a few secrets:
1. Teeth-Friendly Foods: Dessert and candy consumption must be reduced.
Sugar is one great enemy of your teeth and of your entire health in general. If you love to eat dessert or a piece of chocolate, make sure to rinse your mouth immediately after that or if it is possible brush your teeth. This way, you will not allow the harmful sugars to attack your teeth. The bacteria that reside in your mouth start digesting the sugars, and this is how acid is being formed. These acids are the ones that will “work” on ruining your teeth-the longer you allow acids to live on within your moth, the greater the damages these can cause to your teeth.
2. Teeth-Friendly Foods: Avoid drinking acidic beverages – soft drinks, soda, etc.
These drinks usually contain a high amount of sugar. A simple can of pop contains around 50ml of sugar. Now you might say that you are safe because you drink only diet coke. The diet beverages are extremely rich in acidic content, which is again very harmful for the teeth.
3. Teeth-Friendly Foods: Drink less alcohol.
Any type of alcohol is harmful for the teeth mainly because it can cause tooth erosion, and the culprit is the acid that can be found in alcohol. Acid can be easily neutralized in the mouth, if you get used to eating a piece of cheese after drinking a glass of your preferred wine.
4. Teeth-Friendly Foods: Gummy candy and toffee are harmful for the teeth.
Even if you choose a healthier option such as raisins or dried foods, they are still sticky foods that contain sugars and can ruin your teeth. If you wear orthodontic work such as braces, you must be extremely careful with any type of sticky foods in general.
5. Teeth-Friendly Foods: Breaking or chipping of cosmetic dentistry work can happen easily, if you are used to consuming hard foods.
In order to avoid ruining your teeth and than having to pay several thousands of dollars to have the problem fixed, rather start consuming soft foods mostly. These soft foods are easily digested and they will help you protect the enamel of your teeth (or your beautiful porcelain veneers!) from damage.