Humble Dentistry
80 Wilson Road, Suite C
Humble, TX 77338

What foods and drinks are bad for my teeth?

The foods and drinks you indulge in play an important role in your oral health and physical wellness. Our dentist recommends a healthy diet, brushing, flossing, and preventive dentistry in Humble, TX, for best results.

While some foods are obviously bad for your teeth—sugary sweets and yummy candies—it may surprise you to learn that fruit juices also contribute to cavities, enamel erosion, and tooth stains. To lower your risks for dental decay, we recommend reducing your intake of the following drinks, which are highly acidic and sugary:

  • Fruit juices
  • Sodas
  • Sports drinks
  • Gatorade

It’s equally important to reduce sugary snacks like cookies and candies.

If you do indulge, it’s crucial to brush, floss, and rinse away the debris. If sugar and acids remain on teeth, it breaks down your enamel, which promotes tooth decay.

Alternatives to sugary snacks include nuts, seeds, and carrot sticks.

To reduce stains on your teeth, avoid wines, colorful sauces, and tobacco in all forms.

Remember, healthy foods and drinks are better for your teeth and your body's health.

Schedule Your Next Teeth Cleaning in Humble, TX

If it’s time for your next dental cleaning, or if you would like more information about healthy options for your smile, schedule a consultation with your dentist in Humble, TX today. Also, ask a member of our team about the Humble Dentistry Membership Plan, which helps you get the dental care you need at a low cost.

We serve patients in all locations, including Humble, Atascocita, Kingwood, Lake Houston, Ramblewood, Moonshine Hill.

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