Five Foods That May Harm Your Teeth

Food provides the human body with the necessary nutrients and energy to grow, develop, remain fit and active, and live a healthy life. However, when it comes to eating, we should be conscious because many foods can also affect our health negatively. In this blog, we are going to inform you about five foods that may harm your teeth.


The fragments of popcorn get stuck between your teeth and cause bacteria growth which damages teeth. Popcorn pieces trapped between teeth may change the quality of your smile over time. Therefore, if you are eating popcorn, you should clean your teeth properly. You should gargle your mouth with water and mouthwash in an effort to ensure no pieces of popcorns are trapped between the teeth.


Chips like potato chips and corn chips also get trapped between teeth and create a place for bacteria that over time cause plaque and tooth decay.


Coffee snatches the charm of a smile by causing teeth discoloration. Additionally, coffee can lead to sticky teeth which causes more food particles stick to the teeth. You should always gargle 5-10 minutes after taking your coffee.

Hard Foods

Enamel is the hardest part of the human body and if it struggles to deal with any food, then you should leave that food immediately considering that is not for you. If you love chewing ice-cubes, hard candies, and other hard dry fruits, and you face a problem in dealing with them, you should limit your intake of such foods.

Soft drinks

Generally, soft drinks are associated with obesity and diabetes. But, they also affect your oral health. They cause erosion and cavities. So, you should avoid them or limit their quantity. If you take soft drinks, then you should clean your teeth 10 to 15 minutes after taking the drinks.

If you are serious about your smile, then you should visit your Surrey dentist to discuss your food habits and know what all you should eat to have healthy teeth and gums for a long time.

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