Posted on 06-Aug-2019

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What Your Food and Drinks Do To Your teeth

Find out how favorite food and drinks affect your teeth:
Coffee can stain teeth, which creates a sticky environment that plaque loves to build on. Some ways to avoid staining and plaque include rinsing your mouth with water, brushing your teeth and avoiding drinking it all day.

Citrus
A nice glass of orange juice can expose your teeth to the acid these fruits contain. Citrus foods have a lot of acidity that can erode the enamel on your teeth, causing decay over time. The secret to avoiding tooth enamel erosion is drinking a glass of water or brushing your teeth after you consume foods with high acidity. If you choose to brush, wait at least 30 minutes after consumption.
Chips
Even salty food can take a toll on our teeth. Chips are a great indulgence and the salty taste is sometimes irresistible. The starch that is in chips love to find nooks and crannies in your teeth, causing the particles to get trapped. Allowing the starch to sit in your teeth is another great environment for plaque build-up
Alcohol
Causes dehydration and a dry mouth. What does this have to do with our teeth? When saliva flow is restricted over time, this does not allow for its self-cleaning capabilities, which can lead to tooth decay. Additionally, decreased saliva flow can increase the chance of developing gum disease (Courtsey)
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