Foods to Keep Out of Your Diet for Strong Oral Health
Posted on 10/10/2017 by Michael Mettler
To help you achieve the strong and successful oral health you deserve, it’s best to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Whether you believe it or not, tooth-harming foods can alter your oral health more than you know, which is why it’s best to avoid those foods and have a top-notch diet. The tooth-harming foods to avoid include:
- Empty-calorie foods: Empty-calorie foods are a cause of dental concern because they have high amounts of sugar. The bacteria in your mouth feed off these sugars and create tooth decay, so it’s best to avoid eating candy, sweets, and, chips, and other snack foods.
- Sugary drinks: Sugary drinks are particularly harmful because they tend to bathe your teeth in sugar, which promotes tooth decay. Dr. Gantz suggests avoid drinking beverages like lemonade, soda, juice, sweetened coffee, and sweet tea as much as possible and drink plenty of water.
- Acidic foods: Acidic foods tend to attack your tooth enamel and promote tooth decay, so it’s important to eat as few acidic foods as possible. To help reduce the effects of acidic foods, you can eat the products with a meal instead of by themselves. We also recommend that you avoid eating dry fruits. Dry fruits tend to stick to the teeth and harm your smile.
To learn more about the tooth-harming foods to avoid please call our office at 509.525.9111 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jonathan Gantz of Enhanced Dental Care in Walla Walla, if you have any concerns for your oral health. We want you to have the healthy smile you deserve, and we are here to help you in any way we can!