Maintaining that perfect smile involves the following three easy steps-brushing, flossing and “eating right”! To learn more about dental care, contact Dr. Ranjitha Mukund of Green Meadow Dental at 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111.
We have compiled a list of five foods that you didn’t know could harm your teeth in the long run:
- Diet Soda- More harm than help
Diet soda is marketed as the sugarless alternative to their sugary counterparts. If the “diet” before the soda was enticing you then we can provide you with evidence pointing otherwise. These diet sodas are high on acid content, the same acids that attack your enamel.
- Coffee/ Black tea- Drink in moderation
Have you seen the ghastly stains on your coffee/tea mug? Then you must be having an idea of the effect of these “hot” beverages on your perfect white smile.
- Wine– Accomplice in tooth staining
Deliciously smooth yet filled with tannins (these notoriously causes your mouth to become dry and makes teeth sticky), chromogens (coloured substances that cause teeth discolouration) and erosive acids (that will eventually cause tooth decay)!
- Salad dressings- Make it minimum
Make salads your staple diet and use the dressing as a “guest appearance” to your meals. The vinegar and the sugar added in the salad dressings are the culprits that can potentially harm your beautiful smile.
- Peanut butter/jam/jelly- Not doing your teeth any favour either!
All three of them have two vices in common- they are “sticky” (hence clings onto your teeth) and sugar-coated!
Important Reminder: Moderation is the key when eating these foods.
For more information about preventive dental care, contact Green Meadow Dental at 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111. (860)-865-0056. We also service patients from surrounding areas including Weatherfield, Glastonbury and Berlin.
Many people from Hartford come to our office because we are conveniently located next to Target. Our flexible hours and family dental practice makes it easy for busy families to schedule visits for both parents and children.
Watch our video to know more about tooth decay and treatment options.