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Foods/ Drinks That Damage Your Mouth

#1: Sticky candies and sweets

If you eat sweets, go for those that clear out of your mouth quickly. Sweets like lollipops, hard candies, toffies, and cough drops that contain refined sugar are not recommended.11

#2: Starchy foods

Foods that are full of starches are not friends to your gums. While it may surprise you, bread, cakes and raisins can be just as damaging to healthy gums as sweets. Soft breads and potato chips, for instance, can get trapped between your teeth. These starches are simple carbohydrates that hang around the mouth and dissolve into the type of simple sugar that mouth germs thrive on, the kind that leads to acid-producing tooth decay.11

#3: Carbonated soft drinks

These drinks are the leading source of added sugar among kids and teens. Besides being loaded with sugar, most soft drinks contain phosphoric and citric acids that dissolve away tooth enamel.11

#4: Wine

Wines are highly acidic, and that acid can slowly erode your teeth's enamel, leaving it more prone to staining from other foods and sensitivity to pain.11

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If you are only brushing your teeth you are only doing half a job.

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