The Three Foods to Avoid if You Want a Healthy Smile

If you want a healthy smile, then it’s best to maintain a top-notch diet and avoid eating the following products:

-Empty-calorie foods: It’s best to avoid eating empty-calorie foods, like candy (especially hard or sticky candy), sweets (like cookies, cakes, and muffins), and snack foods (like chips). These products have no nutritional value and they tend to promote tooth decay.

-Sugary drinks: Sugary drinks, like lemonade, soda, juice, sweetened coffee, and tea, are harmful for your smile because they basically give your teeth a sugar bath. If your teeth are exposed to sugar on a regular basis, tooth decay will take over your smile and alter your oral health.

-Acidic foods: Acidic foods can have negative effects on tooth enamel. So, it’s best to eat acidic foods, like tomatoes and acidic fruits, with a meal instead of by themselves. We also recommend that you avoid eating dried fruits as much as possible because they tend to cling to the teeth and produce plaque acids.

If you eat and drink these products, your smile could be in grave danger. So, it’s best to only eat tooth-healthy foods. To learn more about the tooth-harming foods to avoid in Lebanon, Oregon, please call our office at 541.497.7970 at your earliest convenience. Your dentist, Dr. Dr. Quinn Martin, and our Smiles Dental team are more than happy to help you in any way we can!