How well do you know your teeth? Dr. Tiffany Shields thought she would share several interesting facts most people don’t know about their smile here:
- Sour foods can be just as harmful as sweet foods. While sugar is generally thought of as the enemy of tooth enamel, acid found in sour candy, sodas, and fruit juices can soften teeth. While fruit is considered healthy for the rest of your body, citric acid can destroy your tooth enamel. Sour candies, and even gummy vitamins can have poor effects as well. These acids can even be found in sugar free drinks.
- Enamel may be the hardest substance in the body but it can still break easily. Most dentists warn against eating popcorn or chewing ice. They also advise against oral piercings, which have been known to chip teeth.
- You can be missing teeth no matter how old you are. Some people are born with missing teeth, while some people need them pulled generally due to gum disease and cavities.
Dr. Tiffany Shields is interested in sharing engaging information with her patients. If you are considering improving your smile or overall dental health, contact your Jacksonville dentist office today to make an appointment.