Has your diet been getting out of hand lately? If it has, it may be more than your waistline that is paying the price. When it comes to healthy foods, all is not as it seems.

San_Diego_DentistIt’s not uncommon to survive on junk food, especially in 2020. However, even some so called healthy foods are not so good for your teeth either. According to Xceptional Dental, eating the wrong foods will cause serious problems with oral health.

Foods to Avoid for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Some foods may seem like the greatest thing in the world for the numbers on the scale. However, those same foods are definitely not good for teeth.

Healthy Foods and Dried Fruit

Everyone knows to steer clear of gummy bears and other sticky candy, but did you know that dried fruit can have the same effect on your teeth? Dr. Janette Larsen explains that dried fruit is coated with a sticky substance that is hard on teeth. That sticky substance gets stuck in the grooves at the back of your teeth and in-between. It is impossible to remove without rinsing or brushing and flossing.

Energy and Sports Drinks

If grabbing an ice cold sports or energy drink after a workout has become a habit think about what it is doing to your teeth. The carbonation and sugar eats away at the enamel on your teeth. Put the two of them together and it really is a double-edged sword.

Citrus Fruits and Healthy Foods

There is nothing healthier than biting into a delicious orange. At the same time, consuming too much citrus fruit is bad for teeth. The acid in kiwi fruit, grapefruit, tomatoes, tangerines, oranges, limes, and lemons is too much for tooth enamel. If you must indulge, enjoy your citrus fruit with the rest of your meal or rinse with water.

You really are what you eat and that includes your teeth as well. A good healthy diet along with regular dental checkups keeps teeth healthy. Call and schedule your next appointment with Xceptional Dental today.