They say what you eat matters a lot. Believe it or not, that cannot be seen in no better place than in your oral health. This is because there are certain foods that can damage your teeth and contribute to tooth decay. You are watching NYK. In order to help our viewers, we have compiled a list of foods that can severely damage your teeth.
1) Starchy foods
Think twice as you walk down the grocery store's potato chips & bread aisle. Sadly, your favourite snacks are loaded with starch that gets trapped between your teeth for a long time and attracts bacteria causing cavity or toothache.
2) Dried fruits
It's not surprising that dried fruits are the healthiest snacks but many dried fruits like apricots, figs, & raisins, to name a few are sticky that are more likely to stay on your teeth longer & can even damage your dental crowns.
3) Acidic fruits & vegetables
A rich source of Vitamin C, oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and tomatoes are tasty and are great for your health in many ways. But did you know their acid content can erode enamel and can contribute to a dental emergency, such as tooth decay?
As you can see, there are some candidates on the 'bad for your teeth' foods list. So, avoid these foods!