Tupelo, MS – Dr. Richard Caron – “Your Dental Health” – Top 9 Foods That Damage Teeth

Everyone knows that a balanced, nutritious diet is essential to healthy living. But did you know that eating patterns and food choices play an important role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease? While some foods DO benefit your dental health, many foods, especially snack foods do not. Here are the top nine foods that can damage or harm your teeth: Hard Candies… Ice… Too many Citrus drinks… Coffee with sugar. . . Sticky foods … Chips... Soda Drinks… Alcoholic drinks… Sports drinks with sugar. In order to minimize any damage to your teeth from these foods, make a habit of brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes to remove any sugars and food particles from your mouth.