Keeping your teeth free of cracks and cavities can be as simple as taking inventory of your snacks. While calcium-rich foods and crunchy fruits and vegetables are great choices not only for your oral health but overall health, other foods can tarnish your teeth.
Soft, sticky sweets such as taffy and caramels cling to your teeth’s surface, contributing to tooth decay. Likewise, hard sweets can leave your teeth bathed in cavity-causing sugar. Not only that, if you bite down on a hard sweet your tooth could chip!
While popcorn isn’t the worst offender when it comes to tooth damage, chewing uncooked kernels can cause cracks in your teeth. Chances are you wash your snacks down with some type of beverage. Choose water, as sodas are high in decay-causing sugar.
Want a brighter smile? Make teeth-smart snack selections, brush and floss each day, and get regular preventative checkups. For all your dental needs please call Riaz Dental on (02) 6862 1261 or visit www.riazdental.com.au