No one wants to have a toothache, but if we don’t look after our teeth between checkups, you’re risking the chance of creating dental issues in the future. We need to practice daily dental hygiene, but if you don’t practice good dental habits, you’re at risk of some rough checkups. The following are some things you should avoid in order to keep your smile as healthy as possible:
Soda. Whether it is diet or not, your favorite sugary soda is a total smile saboteur.
Hard candy. Savoring a sweet sucker might seem innocent enough but sucking on these candies exposes your mouth to harsh sugars for longer periods of time, and chewing them can break or crack teeth, fillings, and sealants.
Ice. Ice is just frozen water but chewing on the cubes can cause major damage. Dental experts say nibbling on ice is a major no-no as it can easily crack or break teeth.
White wine. While red wine can cause discoloration, white wine might actually trigger even more damage due to its acidity.
Chewy candy. Sticky candies get stuck between braces and teeth, allowing plaque to build up. Plus, a chewy candy can easily take a tooth out.
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. And because peanut butter and jelly are both sticky, they allow the bacteria to adhere to your teeth.
Dried fruit. You may think you’re choosing the healthy option bursting with nutrition, they’re also packed with a dense dose of sugar and non-soluble cellulose fiber, which can trap sugars around the tooth.
For more information about dental health, call Dr. Schneider in Mooresville, NC at 704-660-1802 or visit www.schneidersmiles.com.
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