7 Terrible Foods For Your Teeth (That Aren’t Candy)
As parents, we worry about taking care of our kids teeth. Did you know that there are several foods that are not good for teeth that aren’t candy? The following article details several foods that are not ideal, and how to avoid the problems they can cause. Thanks for visiting Saddle Rock Pediatric Dentistry of Aurora, CO.
It’s not exactly a startling revelation that candies and other sticky, sugary treats are bad for teeth. But it’s not just the most obvious foods — say, caramels, taffy, or lollipops — that can wreak havoc on your chompers.
According to Matthew Messina, DDS, a Cleveland, Ohio-based dentist and consumer adviser for the American Dental Association, problems can arise when foods are sugary, sticky, starchy (meaning they cling to the teeth longer), or hard (since chewing them can cause tooth cracks or breakage).
We asked the experts to share the top teeth-destroying culprits. But don’t panic if you find your favorite snacks or drinks on the list — “there are no absolute nevers,” Messina tells Yahoo Health. “If you brush well in the morning and before bed, and floss once a day, drink a lot of water, and see your dentist for a cleaning once every six months, you can absolve yourself of many sins.”
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