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Ever wonder if what you’re eating impacts your teeth? If cavities are plaguing your mouth, it could have something to do with your diet. Any food with starches, sugars, or acid could be causing decay in your mouth.
Today, we’re talking about which foods to avoid, and how to defend against unwanted ware down for your teeth.

Sour Candies
Sour candies serve up a double threat because of their acidic nature and chewiness. Because they are chewy, they are more likely to leave residue on your teeth, plus the acid in the sourness will cause your teeth to decay.

White Bread
The starches in white bread are broken down into sugar. This means that when you chew on white bread, it transforms into a sugary gummy paste that can get caught between your teeth and lead to cavities. Try a whole wheat option for better dental health.

The acidic nature of citrus can break down your enamel, making your teeth more likely to decay. If you can’t stay away from citrus fruits—lemons, limes, oranges, pineapples, grapefruits, etc.—try rinsing with water after eating them to wipe away any acid build up.

Potato chips
Similarly, to white bread, potato chips have starch that turns into sugar. This sugar and other bits of potato chips tend to get caught in the crevasses of your teeth, which leads to decay and bacteria growth. Make sure to floss after eating this tasty snack to get rid of any lingering bits.  

Because of the vinegar in pickles, eating pickles means bringing a lot of acid into your mouth. This acidic content wares down your teeth. That sour flavor is tempting, but also harmful.

Want fresher better breath? Try eating some of these foods that promote better breath!