This post definitely fits for all my readers ranging for all ages. This post is dedicated to "teeth"!
Well, this week after my orthodontic appointment as I was coming home I decided to go through the pamphlet I received at the clinic. As I was going through the booklet, it struck to me! It's pretty sad, but have you ever noticed that your favourite foods are destroying your beautiful teeth. Since I am wearing brace I am recommended to avoid my favourite sugary snacks. However, it's almost Halloween in a few days and trust me, even though I am banned from my treats I still am eager to break the rules. Plus, I have a feel that at the end of next week few of us will be making some unscheduled visits to the dentist.
As I mentioned before, it's really sad but guess what your favourite foods are your teeth biggest enemies. This is caused by the bacteria that metabolizing sugar particles into acids. This eventually destroys the tooth structure and creates a hole and cavity in it.
So, here are my list of food that you should avoid:
Example: Candy, Chocolate, Coffee and etc
Overall it just bad, there is nothing good about it other the sweet taste. Sugar tends to form an acidic surrounding around the teeth and it's takes a while for the sugar taste to dissolve.
The best way to protect your teeth after a sugar treat is by brush them right after twenty minutes.
2) Stick and Dried Food
Example: Caramel, Dried Bananas
These are hard to bit, plus the worst part of them are that they tend to get struck in between teeth and cause cavity if not taken proper care.
The best way to get ride of this problem for the future is by flossing and brushing your teeth right after the meal.
3) Acidic Food
The food in this categories are really unhealthy for the teeth, plus they are filled with tons of acid.
The best way to protect yourself from these categories of food is by rinsing your mouth right away or even eating a sugar-free gum could help remove
the acid base away from your teeth.
4) Sports Drink
These drinks are filled with tons of sugar to give out more energy, but due to all the sugar this liquid tends to stick on the teeth. Plus, it extremely hard to brush it all out since the liquid base is extremely thick.
The best way for this drink is that if your are thirst just avoid it and drink water.
5) Fruit Juice and Soda
Example: Apple Juice, Orange, Coca Cola and etc.
Once again these are the same as the "Sport Drink" but I believe that they still need there only category.
This is basically for the adults and anyone who drinks. Well, alcohol is extremely dangerous for the teeth since it dries out the mouth really fast which gives the bacteria more advantages to go faster than the speed of light.
So, the best way is to don't drink alcohol at all or brush your teeth right after drink but seriously I don't think anyone who ever remember that instead they would end up falling a sleep fast.
Don't be upset, since this is reality!
To be healthy and to protect those white shiny teeth we must reduce the sugar in our lifestyle. Which is extremely upsetting, but look on the bright side - by protecting you teeth you would create a healthy lifestyle since sugar in bad for your diet too!
Just remember it's better to be safe and sorry!
Ps. All the pictures on this post are from google search - nothing belongs to me