Of course you know that your teeth play a role in chewing, smiling and speaking. Can it be that you do not know everything about your teeth? The acidic foods and drinks are just as harmful as candy. Foods with high acidity and low pH levels, such as sour candies, soft drinks, fruit juices are very harmful. They erode the tooth enamel, resulting in reduced tooth size. On completely cleaned teeth, plaque formation begins just only after 20 minutes. Plaque is harmful to tooth enamel and causes tooth decay on the long run. Proper dental hygiene several times a day is very important.
The worst devastation on our teeth is caused by citric acid. Dentists’ nightmare is a type of candy popular among children: the sour candies. In addition, children’s teeth enamel is even easier to damage since it is softer therefore acids harm them more aggressively. Although the teeth of adults are more resistant, foods with low pH levels and sugar-free (!) are harmful for them too: they lead to tooth decay. If you want to have food or drinks with a high acid content, you should consume them together with other foods, so that the harmful effects of acid are minimized. And always use proper dental hygiene after eating, to minimize the damage. The enamel is hard, but it can still be broken.
Dentists warn us to avoid chewing on hard ice or popcorn corns. If you bite on something hard, two extremely hard materials meet – hard food and your tooth enamel. One of them is going to crack. Those who also have several fillings should be especially careful. Tongue and lip piercings are not without a reason not a favorite of dentists. Metal jewelry in the oral cavity (tongue, lips) is a hot bed for bacteria. Also, it can also easily damage teeth, as it hits the enamel while you are speaking.
Proper dental hygiene includes regular professional dental cleaning
General advice: follow proper dental hygiene and visit the dentist at least once a year. Read more about oral hygiene in general on Wikipedia.
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