Acidic Foods & National Cherry Month

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Fruit is good for you; however, some fruits have high acid content. This does damage to your teeth. So, during National Cherry Month, eat some in moderation.

What Is Dental Erosion?

Tooth erosion occurs when the enamel wears away by the exposure of acid. Here are some examples:

Sodas – Sodas contain a high amount of sugar that interact with bacteria in your mouth to form acid that attack your teeth. Drinking soda not only causes erosion but also cavities. Cavities develop over time in people who drink sodas regularly. Even sugar-free sodas contain their own acids that attack your teeth too.

Fruit Juices – Fruit juices may seem healthy because they are full of vitamins and antioxidants, however, they are not entirely safe and beneficial. Fruit juices contain large amounts of sugar that can contribute to enamel erosion and tooth damage. Even naturally occurring sugars can affect the teeth.

Sugary Snacks – Sugary snacks such as candies and cookies are delicious, but they can harm your teeth. If you are craving something sugary try to munch on snacks that do not stay in your mouth for too long. Avoid sticky and chewy sweets.

Tips During National Cherry Month

  • First, foods high in sugar are a common cause of tooth decay.
  • Secondly, eat a variety of foods from each of the five major food groups.
  • Finally, choose a healthy snack like cheese or raw veggies.

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