Bacteria, which lives in our mouths and burns sugars in order to thrive, produces acid, which dissolves the enamel on our teeth and causes cavities.
All sticky and sugary foods are bad for your teeth because sticky foods tend to “stick” around your teeth and stay on them longer, giving bacteria more opportunities to do whatever they want with your teeth.
Acidic foods are also bad for your teeth’s health because they can damage the enamel and cause tooth decay. Food and drinks are both acidic and sugary, posing a serious threat to dental health.
Candy that is hard to break
Hard candies take a long time to dissolve in the mouth, almost 5-10 minutes, so they stay in your mouth for a long time, allowing you to enjoy their sugary goodness. And because hard candies can harm your teeth over time, avoid them and be aware of potential dental emergencies such as cracked teeth and cuts on the inside of your mouth.
Fruits of the Citrus Family
Because all citrus fruits are acidic, foods high in acid, such as limes, lemons, and tomatoes, as well as other citrus fruits, can cause tooth decay if consumed alone. Please don’t eat lemons because of the high acid content; it’s bad for your teeth! These foods are nourishing. Enjoy them with a meal, but remember to rinse your mouth with water afterward and brush your teeth if possible.
Tea and coffee
Coffee and tea are sticky on the teeth, not only tinting your smile a lovely shade of brown, but also making them sticky if sweetened, allowing more food particles to hitch a ride and cause decay and damage. Instead of copious amounts of tea and coffee, drink plenty of good old-fashioned water.
Popcorn is a delicious snack.
Because popcorn is crunchy and buttered puffy, the buttered puffy bits get stuck between your teeth, encouraging bacteria growth and causing tooth pain. Be wary of the crunchy kernels, which can cause cracked teeth, and the sharp hulls, which can cause gum irritation, tooth decay, and pain.
Fruits that have been dehydrated
True, dried fruits are good for our health, but they aren’t so good for our teeth if we have some dental problems. Although dried fruits are healthier and more amazing than processed fruit snacks, they are still sticky and high in sugar, as well as hard, and can be difficult on our teeth. Brush and floss your teeth as soon as possible after eating.