They say you are what you eat and this is most evident in your teeth.
That’s because many foods and beverages can cause plague, Here are 5 of such foods.
When you chew bread, your saliva breaks down the starches into sugar.
Now transformed into a gummy paste-like substance and the bread will stick to the crevices between teeth that could cause cavities.
When you drink alcohol, you dry out your mouth.
A dry mouth lacks saliva which is needed to keep your teeth healthy.
Saliva prevents food from sticking to your teeth and washes away food particles.
It even helps repair early signs of tooth decay, gum disease and other oral infections.
Oranges and Grapefruits and lemons are tasty as both fruits and juices and are packed with Vitamin C but their acid content can erode enamel, making your teeth more vulnerable to decay.
Also, Acid from the citrus can still irritate mouth sores.
If you want to get a dose of their antioxidants and vitamins, eat and drink them in moderation at mealtime and rinse with water afterwards.
4. Potato Chips
The crunch of a potato chip is satisfying to many people but unfortunately, they’re loaded with starch which becomes sugar that can get trapped in and between the teeth and feed the bacteria in the plaque.
5. Carbonated Drinks
Carbonated drinks enable plaque to produce more acid to attack tooth enamel.
So if you sip soda all day, you’re essentially coating your teeth in acid.
It also dries out your mouth which means you have less saliva and last but not least, dark-coloured sodas can discolour or stain your teeth.
Don’t brush your teeth immediately after drinking a soda because this could actually hasten decay.
Tell us what other foods are bound to damage your teeth?