Your visits to your dentist probably aren’t at the top of your list of things you look forward to. But the discomfort from the poking and scraping of routine cleanings is nothing compared to the pain of more invasive procedures, like fillings and root canals.
So wouldn’t it be nice to seriously lower your chances of needing dental work with some strategic eating? There are plenty of foods that people should be avoiding if they want to keep their teeth in good shape.
What foods does even your dentist avoid?
Hard Candy: Chewing on them can break or crack teeth, fillings, and sealants.
Ice: Dental experts say nibbling on ice is a major no-no as it can easily crack or break teeth.
Wine: The acidity in wine makes teeth more susceptible to stains, and white wine is generally more acidic.
PB&J: The high sugar content of all three ingredients means that as soon as you bite in, enamel-eroding bacteria go on a feeding frenzy.
Chewy Candy: No surprise here.
Dried Fruit: Unfortunately, dried fruit is packed with a dense dose of sugar and non-soluble cellulose fiber, which can bind and trap those sugars around the tooth to the same extent as saltwater taffy(Source: prevention.com).
Keep your smile healthy with proper oral care and diet!
For more information on your oral health call Dr. Anthony Yamada in Manhattan Beach, CA at 310-567-2595 or visit www.anthonyyamadadds.com.
Dr. Anthony Yamada also proudly accepts patients from Manhattan Beach, Ranchos Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Torrance, Playa Del Rey, and surrounding areas.