Did you know that one of the best ways to protect your teeth is by proactively exercising caution and care when selecting your food diet? Many foods are likely to cause harm to your teeth if you are not careful. When selecting foods to eat, try to avoid harmful snacks and treats. This includes chewy foods, hard foods, and sugary sweets. For more information, here are some frequently asked questions to assist you:
Question: In what ways can your teeth become damaged by food?
– Food can wear down your teeth over time or cause immediate damage. This includes cavities, tooth decay, plaque buildup, tooth loss, fractures, chips, cracks, and a variety of other oral ailments due to food.
Question: What foods can cause tooth decay?
– Any foods that are likely to promote plaque buildup or hide and stick to your teeth and gums will increase your risk of tooth decay. This includes sugary sweets or sticky and chewy foods that linger in your mouth long after consumption.
Question: Which foods are most likely to cause physical damage to teeth?
– Foods that are hard to bite or chew are the most likely culprits of physical damage to your teeth. Some foods can easily chip or crack teeth when bitten into. Exercise caution with hard candies, tough steaks, popcorn kernels, and any other foods that are not easily bitten or chewed.
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