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Avoid These Foods to Protect Your Gums

Posted on 9/11/2023 by Evan
Avoid These Foods to Protect Your GumsBrushing your teeth, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist are recommended for maintaining a healthy mouth. However, our diet plays a big role too, the foods we consume are going to strengthen or destroy our gums.

Sugary Sweets

It had to be the first in this category, well, we all love sweet and sugary foods. However, have you ever thought about the impact the foods leave behind if not taken care of? Sugary foods like candies and cookies are filled with sugar. Sugar deposits that are left behind after having these foods expose your teeth to the risk of being infected by bacteria. Dentists recommend that instead of eating such foods, you should mainly focus on having sugar-free foods and fresh fruits. These foods help in maintaining the health of our gums and general oral health.

Starchy Foods

Chips, bread, and pasta are just examples of carbohydrates. Now, these foods are healthy, no argument about that, but the impact they leave behind is something to be concerned about. The sticky characteristics of these foods promote the growth of bacteria if left to accumulate for a long period. If not treated, it might lead to gum inflammation and in severe cases periodontal diseases. It is advisable to eat rice and whole grains in place of such foods

Acidic Fruits

Acid is related to destructive properties. On teeth, the acid causes erosion of the tooth's enamel leaving it exposed to infections. However, their acidic nature can cause infections in our gums. It is advisable to brush your teeth after having these fruits and rinsing them well to reduce the impact of their acidic nature.

Carbonated Drinks

A cold soda or carbonated drink can be very refreshing, especially on a hot day. These foods however are also acidic and sugary. They destroy the teeth's enamel and cause infections. Instead of such drinks, you are advised to drink herbal tea, or water to keep your gums healthy. In case you are tempted to have any of these drinks, you should brush your teeth once you are done for at least two minutes with fluoride toothpaste. Our dentists are here to offer you the best services and advice. Call us today for this and more information.

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