Food and drinks can contain sugars and carbohydrates that, when bacteria are present in your mouth, can be converted into harmful acids that eat through your precious tooth enamel. Even foods that have naturally occurring sugars, such as honey, can still harm your teeth. To avoid the damaging effects these acids have on your mouth, minimize the amount of these ingredients you eat.
Are you aware that as you age, the likelihood of a tooth cracking or chipping increases? Even though it is possible to keep your teeth strong and effective for the rest of your life, it should be noted that your teeth will wear down naturally from chewing and eating, and thus extra protection must be given to them when eating or biting into hard products such as candy apples and corn on the cob.
Some of the biggest oral health hazards are acidic foods and drinks. Harmful acids in products are notorious for dental erosion and are connected to tooth decay, cavities, and many other variations of enamel wear that can occur to your teeth. Staying away from acidic foods, including sour sweets and citrus fruits, is the first step to a healthier smile.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dowsett Dental Health to see if you are a candidate for oral health care treatments, please call Dr. Nathalie Dowsett and the rest of our team at our dentist office in Calgary, Alberta at 403.229.0510. We make smiles great!