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Foods to Avoid for Healthier Teeth

Eating the right foods and drinks can perform miracles for your dental health and give you healthier teeth. Specifically, you should look out for foods that cause dry mouth, that dye enamel and/or that are tricky to chew. Review this list of foods to ensure that you’re wary about what you’re munching on.

-Drinking too much alcohol not only increases your risk of developing mouth cancer, but also increases your risk of dry mouth.
-Coffee can stain your chompers, but it can also dry out your mouth, and the sugar and cream add-ins don’t do any favors for your teeth either.
-The rough structure of ice can break or fissure your teeth, leaving you with an oral emergency.
-Lollipops are practically purely sugar, and they’re also tough enough to break or chip your chompers.
-Potato chips are a food particularly probable to sticking to teeth and gums, leading to plaque accrual and eventually periodontal disease.
-Bacteria change the sugar in sodas to bacterial acids damaging for your oral health.
-Soft breads are especially mushy, and when pieces of it get wedged between your pearly whites, the resultant debris can contribute to onset of tooth erosion and gum disease.
-Sports drinks contain huge amounts of sugars, which contribute to the accrual of plaque and tartar.
-Sticky foods stuck between your chompers are tough to remove even with tooth-brushing.

We hope you enjoyed going over this list. Understanding how to take care of your pearly whites will help you save the smile you deserve. Are you ready for your next visit with Dr. Shuichi Yamaguchi at 19th Avenue Dental in Everett, Washington? Call us at 425-385-8130 now to pencil in your next appointment.