What are the worst foods for your dental health?

What are the worst food items for your dental health? Those including sugar!

When you drink and munch starchy or sugary foods, you’re not only feeding yourself, you’re feeding the plaque that can wreak havoc in your mouth. The sugary foods serve as fuel for bacteria that live in plaque, and the byproduct of their sugar metabolization is acid, which weakens your tooth enamel. To make it simpler, avoid foods that combine sugar, acid and stickiness. Think of your childhood favorites like Starburst, Skittles, fudge, and grandma’s pecan pie!

So before you indulge in chewy, sugary goodness this holiday season, consider this: you’re feeding the bacteria in your mouth! Instead, choose sugar-free candies or fruits. If you do indulge in sugary snacks, be sure to brush 20-40 minutes later in order to cleanse your teeth. is your dental resource for a healthy diet and a healthy mouth!


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