Five Foods Your Dentist Avoids

Have you ever wondered which foods your dentist is likely to avoid?  Some foods are rougher on your teeth than others and, of course, these are the foods that your dentist generally skips.  After all, who knows better what causes tooth damage and problems than a dentist?  

No Ice, No Way

Whatever you do, don’t crunch on ice.  Crunching on ice puts your teeth under unnecessary strain and can easily lead to tooth damage.  You might be tempted to think, “Oh its only ice, there is nothing to worry about,” but nothing could be further from the truth.  When it comes to protecting your teeth, skipping the ice is a great place to start.

Peanut Butter and Jelly

The combination of peanut butter and jelly is not a tooth friendly one.  Yes, this combination is quite tasty.  But this treat is not only rough on the teeth, but also it affects the ph levels of the mouth.

Dried Fruit

Dried fruit is very sticky and tough to eat; this can damage teeth and existing dental work.  There are also additional hazards with dried fruit that are usually overlooked.  One such danger comes in the form of pits.  Dried fruits such as prunes and apricots can have large, hard and dense pits.  Dried fruit that supposedly has no pits will still have the random pit and this fact can cost you dearly.

Corn on the Cob

Eating corn on the cob might be fun, but trips to the dentist’s office are usually anything but fun.  One way to decrease the odds of having to make the trip to the dentist’s office is to simply skip corn on the cob.  Sure corn on the cob is delicious but it is rough on the teeth and very rough on many kinds of existing dental work.  So just stick with regular corn and your teeth will thank you!

Soda (Yes, Diet Soda Too)

There are many reasons that you should avoid all sodas.  Sodas are not just bad for your teeth as they are also bad for every aspect of your health.  The same reasons that soda is bad for your overall health are the same reasons that soda is dreadfully bad for your teeth.  Soda is high in sugar and chemicals which attack the teeth with great vigor.  Diet soda can be even worse as it is really nothing more than a collection of chemicals.  Making matters even worse, diet soda is usually sweetened with artificial sweeteners that have been liked to various cancers, and the sugar in soda has been shown to damage DNA.  In short, soda is remarkably bad for your health.

By avoiding these five foods, you can greatly decrease your chances of having to spend time in the dentist’s chair.  Even if these foods are among your favorites, just imagine how much you hate the dental drill and how nice it would be to avoid it in the future!

References

http://www.yalemedicalgroup.org/stw/Page.asp?PageID=STW001565

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thomas-p-connelly-dds/diet-soda-teeth_b_922968.html

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