Foods That Damage Your Teeth

Posted on 09/25/2017

The doctors and staff at Brush Country Dental Center want all our patients to be proud of their smiles. That's why we offer a wide array of high quality dental treatments to patients of all ages! Having healthy and attractive teeth is important in many ways as our teeth help us bite and chew food for proper digestion and provide us with good self-confidence knowing our smiles look great. One of the best ways to keep your teeth healthy and to avoid problems like tooth decay and even tooth loss is to watch what you eat. There are many foods that can wreak havoc on your teeth that can cause cavities and weaken enamel.


Type Of Foods To Avoid

Sugary Treats

While sweet treats like candy, cookies, and cake taste great, these are among worst foods for your teeth as they are loaded with sugar. Once you eat something sweet, all that sugar breaks down into harmful acids that eat away at tooth enamel. Sour candy is one of the worst sweets for your teeth as it has an extremely high acidic content that attacks the protective enamel on your teeth. Try to get in the habit of reaching for a piece sugar-free gum instead of candy when you're craving something sweet.

Soft Drinks

When you take a big swig of your favorite soft drink, you're essentially bathing your teeth in sugar. And if you indulge all day long like many people do, that sugar is constantly producing acids that attack the enamel on your teeth, putting you at risk for decay. And don't believe for a second that sugar-free soft drinks are better for your teeth. All carbonated soft drinks, diet and regular, are highly acidic.

Hard Foods

Hard foods can easily trigger a dental emergency like a broken or chipped tooth. Hard candy is one of the worst things you can eat as it puts you at risk for cracking or breaking a tooth, damaging a restoration and raising your chances of developing tooth decay due to all the sugar.

Dried Fruit

In spite of its health-food status, dried fruits including raisins are tough on teeth. When you bite down on a piece of dried fruit, the sugar in the fruit will become trapped in all those tight crevices around and between your teeth to raise your risk for decay. So stick to fruit in its natural form and try to limit your consumption of citrus fruits that are high in acids.

Visit Your Pleasanton, TX Dentist Regularly!

We offer all the dental services your family needs under one roof, to make it very convenient to keep your teeth healthy and attractive! In addition to reducing your consumption of foods that can harm your teeth, it's important to visit your dentist twice a year for checkups and cleanings. If it's time for you to see a Pleasanton dentist for a routine exam and professional cleaning, request an appointment with us today! We're looking forward to seeing your smiling face in our office soon!