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Worst Foods for the Teeth: Consult a Dentist to Reverse the Damage

Because teeth get directly in contact with food, it only follows that food has the greatest impact on their health. Some food are more harmful than others, though. Read on to know more about the types of food that will most likely make you need the help of a dentist.

Citrus Fruits

These fruits are highly acidic – their name comes from citric acid, after all. Acids are natural enemies of the teeth as they erode the tooth enamel over time. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) published a study on the effects of different citrus fruit juices on human teeth. It found that lemon and grapefruit juice have the strongest erosion effects. Orange juice, however, is less acidic and many store-bought variants are fortified with Vitamin D and calcium, nutrients good for the teeth.


September 7, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

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