Protect Your Smile From a Poor Diet

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If you aren’t in the habit of eating a healthy and balanced diet regularly, you could be consuming foods that are bad for your teeth, resulting in poor oral hygiene. It’s important to avoid harmful foods and drinks that could negatively affected your oral health over time. Below you can find a list of the popular foods and drinks that may be undermining your dental health efforts:

Sticky or Chewy Foods
Sticky and chewy substances can easily become stuck to your teeth for a long time after they are eating, causing damages that could result in tooth decay and gum disease.

Acidic Foods
A high concentration of acids, such as those found in citrus fruits and tomatoes, may cause you to develop tooth sensitivity and experience a higher risk of tooth enamel loss.

Hard Foods
Because teeth grow weaker with age, eating hard foods puts you at more risk of dental damage with each year. We encourage you to be careful when eating foods such as corn on the cob, popcorn kernels, and candy apples.

Sugary Foods
Sugar introduced to your smile from food can mingle with plaque on your teeth and convert to harmful acids that erode the tooth enamel. Restrict your intake of sugary food as much as possible.

For more information about how your diet affects your teeth and to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Hopewell, New Jersey, contact Orlando Family Dentistry, LLC at 609-466-1332 today to speak with Dr. Christopher M. Spelman and our team.