What Foods Are Unhealthy for My Smile?

If you want a strong and healthy smile, then it’s best to keep up on oral hygiene and attend your six month checkups. However, there’s another thing our Smiles Dental team recommends doing, and that’s having a healthy and balanced diet! In order to have a healthy and balanced diet, you will need to avoid eating the following foods:

-Empty-calorie foods: It’s best to avoid eating empty-calorie foods, like candy (especially hard or sticky candy), sweets (like cookies, cakes, and muffins), and snack foods (like chips). These products have no nutritional value and they tend to promote tooth decay.

-Sugary drinks: Sugary drinks are very harmful to your smile because drinking them is like giving your teeth a sugar bath. So, please avoid drinking drinks like soda, lemonade, juice, sweetened coffee, and tea and drink as much water as possible.

-Acidic foods: Acidic foods tend to attack the tooth enamel and promote tooth decay, so it’s important to eat as few acidic foods as possible. To help reduce the effects of acidic foods, you can eat the products with a meal instead of by themselves. We also recommend that you avoid eating dry fruits. Dry fruits tend to stick to the teeth and harm your smile.

It’s important to take care of your smile by not eating tooth-harming foods in Spokane, Washington. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more, we recommend calling our office at 509.850.3050 and scheduling an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Michelle Metcalf. The sooner you call our office, the sooner you’ll have the information you need to better understand your smile. We look forward to helping you!