There are certain habits that you may be doing regularly and you don’t even realize that are actually wrecking your teeth. Halloween is coming up, which means more candy and sweet treats but just because it is the holiday season doesn’t means your health has to be put on the back burner. Here are some of the worst habits for your teeth and ways to avoid them.
Eating Gummy Candy
Eating too much gummy candy can be horrible for your teeth. Candy in general is bad, but gummy candy is the worst. Avoid gummy candy because tit can cause cavities. The gummy candies stick in between your crevices in your teeth and the sugar and acid build up.
Avoid drinking soda drinks and juices, they are extremely bad for your teeth and overall health. One soda can have up to 11 teaspoons of sugar in one serving the main reason soda and colas are so bad for you is because it contains phosphorus and citric acids which eat away and tear into the teeth.
No More Ice Ice Baby
Avoid chewing on ice cubes. Ice cubes may be a refreshing break for your mouth, especially in the summer months, but they are very bad for your teeth because it can cause chipping. It’s also bad to chew on ice because it can damage your teeth especially if you have fillings. Instead pick sugarless gum, your teeth will be happier and so will you dentist visits.
Avoid Saltine Crackers
Did you know that saltine crackers convert to sugarcane immediately which means that it feeds the bacteria that is already in your mouth, which eventually can cause it to multiply and that is what will give you bad breath
Avoid Potato Chips
These crunchy treats are not so good for your teeth. The starch turns into acid, which can attack your teeth. If you eat potato chips floss after eating the food. The problem is when the starch gets stuck between your teeth and gums. If you remove it immediately you should not have a problem.
Make Healthy choices for a happy, healthy month. Sometimes people don’t even realize their habits are actually hurting their health. If you have sensitivity in your mouth or gums you should visit your dentist. They can help eliminate the pain.
For more health information visit Murray Scholls Family Dental, a Dentist in Beaverton. Shannon Kaiser is a wellness writer.