We love eating out especially after the long lockdown. So before you order the foods you want in a good restaurant, think about what these food products can do to your teeth.
DENTISTS WARN: YOU SHOULD NOT EAT AND DRINK TOO MUCH OF THESE FOOD PRODUCTS
According to Sky Dental and the Best Phoenix Dentist, you should be aware of what you eat. Hard products, such as brown bread seeds, popcorn, hard lollipops, and pitted olives are all things that make bad fillings break faster. In any case, watch out with popcorn, because the sheets can shoot under your gums and cause nasty infections.
Don’t drink this
It is no longer news that soft drinks are bad. But citric or malic acid has also been added to juices and fruit juices, such as orange juice and apple juice, which also contain acid that is obscured by the sugar in it. This makes it taste sweet and you don’t notice that it is actually very sour. If you still want to drink sour fruit drinks, do it through a straw or keep the drink in your mouth for as short a time as possible. So don’t rinse it in your mouth and rinse your mouth with water or milk after drinking acidic drinks to neutralize the acid.
The big culprit (especially among teenagers) is sports and energy drinks. A 250 ml can contain about seven to twelve sugar cubes! And did you think it’s a really good idea to gulp down carafes of water with lime or lemon behind your desk? Do not! All those acids are disastrous for your teeth.
Don’t just think of sour drinks, or any drinks before you buy, try to see the contents in the products first. vitamin C products (such as lemonade syrup to which vitamin C has been added) are slightly acidic in themselves and are often flavored by adding sweetener and, for example, citric acid.
Also, try not to have more than seven eating and/or drinking moments in a day. Quite difficult if you are working at home all day. But it is really important to keep your mouth and teeth healthy. Do not eat or drink acidic products an hour before brushing your teeth. The surface of teeth becomes softer due to the action of acid, so you can brush away the enamel layer immediately after eating or drinking acid. Then you get erosion (wear and tear of teeth by acids).
Finally: brush your teeth twice a day anyway, use a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Clean the spaces between your teeth once a day and go to the dentist quickly!