Foods That Damage Your Teeth
Learn About The Top Foods That Damage Your Teeth
Want to learn about foods that damage your teeth? Watch this educational video by Mark Teach, one of our family dentists in Buffalo to learn what foods to avoid to maintain good oral health. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a dental appointment, please contact us today.
We are frequently asked about which foods are harmful to the teeth. Usually, any foods that contain high amounts of simple sugars—candy and desserts, for example—will cause the teeth to be weakened because these snacks increase the amount of acid in the mouth. The bacteria consume these products and break them down into acid, which then eats away at the tooth, causing decay and gum disease. Besides sweets, certain beverages can also be damaging. A lot of sodas and sport drinks are highly acidic. Other issues that could cause erosion of the teeth include sucking on citrus fruits and regurgitating acid due to gastrointestinal issues. It is best to avoid foods with high amounts of sugar and acidic sport drinks and sodas.
Do you have weak or damaged teeth and have questions about whether or not the foods you are eating are a contributing factor? Contact our family dentists in Buffalo today to schedule a consultation. We have been in private practice serving Buffalo and the Southtowns community in Buffalo for over 40 years. We welcome the opportunity to put a smile on your face.