The Best and Worst Snacks for Your Teeth
As the saying goes, you are what you eat. This saying also applies to your teeth. When you eat starchy or sugary snacks, you’re damaging your teeth as well as your gums. Plaque can start to build and cover your the surfaces of your teeth.
When sugars and starchy foods reach the plaque in your mouth, this creates acids which will harm your teeth. Instances like these can start to damage the enamel on your teeth. Once your enamel is damaged your teeth can start to decay. Bacteria in plaque can cause inflammatory reactions which can cause the breakdown of your gums and bones.
So, which foods actually help your teeth stay healthy?
Here are some of the best and worst foods for your teeth.
The Good Snacks
- Sugarless gum
- Foods with fluoride
- Fiber-rich vegetables and fruits
- Milk and cheese, and plain yogurt
The Bad Snacks
- Starchy foods
- Sugary candies
- Carbonated soft drinks
- Foods that dry out your mouth