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Four Surprising Things That Are Ruining Your Teeth

Feb 7th, 2017

There are many things that harm our teeth. You probably know about the general things to avoid for healthy teeth, such as sugary sodas, acidic foods, and sticky candies. But what else is wrecking our teeth that we have no clue about?

Here is a list of things that are ruining your teeth and you didn’t even realize it.

1. Juicing
Juicing is a hot trend that many people love. While cold-pressed juices may be full of vitamins and nutrients, they are also packed with sugar and acid. This excess amount of sugar does the same thing to your enamel as if you were bathing your teeth in candy. The sugar turns to acid in our mouths and erodes our enamel.

Next time you reach for a juice, try using a straw to keep juice off the surface of your teeth.

2. Chewable Vitamins
Chewable vitamins may be more fun to eat and taste better than vitamins in pill form, but they are worse for your teeth. Their sticky design makes them stick in your teeth. Combine that with the sugar they contain and it is a recipe for a cavity.

It may not be as fun, but opt for your vitamins in pill form. Your teeth will thank you for it.

3. Barbeque Sauce
Before you reach for barbeque sauce at your next outdoor party, know that it is harming your teeth. Barbeque sauce is full of sugar, which can seriously harm your teeth. If the sauce remains in your mouth for long enough it could even cause discoloration, along with decay.

After your next barbeque, make sure to brush right after eating it so that it won’t harm your teeth.

4. White Wine
Many people will tell you to steer clear of wine for the sake of your oral health, and they are right! While red wine is known for staining your teeth, the acid levels in white wine can also cause harm. The high acidity will wear away at enamel and make your teeth more likely to stain.

The trick is to pair cheese with your wine. Cheese has been shown to be good for your teeth and helps to buffer away the acid that wine leaves behind.

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