Foods That Damage Your Teeth: Part 1

dentist vero beach flAt Michael P. Gurklis DMD, we strive to educate our clients to help them understand safe dental practices to help protect their smiles. When it comes to protecting your pearly whites, there are many food items in your diet that you may need to eliminate because they are harming your teeth. Below we list the top food items you should avoid eating.

  • Hard Candy

Hard candies may be enjoyable to eat, but these food items contain high levels of sugar that can lead to cavities. Additionally, hard candies pose a threat because they can cause broken and chipped teeth. We recommend substituting sugarless gum to satisfy your sweet teeth.

  • Ice

Although ice doesn’t contain sugar or other harmful ingredients, chewing on ice is very harmful to your teeth. Since ice is a hard substance, making a habit of eating on ice can lead to dental emergencies.

  • Citrus Fruits

When people think of oranges and grapefruits, they often group these food items as healthy. Although fruit is good for your immune system, acidic fruit is not good for your teeth. Acidic foods can cause your teeth to decay over time.

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