NEW YORK – By now, we all know the basic recipe for healthy pearly whites, including regular brushing and flossing, and a diet rich in teeth-healthy foods. What we might notrealize is how some food choices can contribute to the wear and tear of teeth.
So what makes a food bad for your smile? That bacteria living in the mouth burn sugars in order to live. The byproduct of this burning is acid — which dissolves tooth enamel and causes cavities.
It’s important to note that some of the foods listed below aren’t necessarily bad forhealth — such as dried fruits — but the experts encourage teeth brushing or mouth rinsing after consumption to help prevent decay.
Saher Afshan is a Pakistani Journalist and web producer of PakistanTribe.com. She has a good experience of working in Pakistan's mainstream print and broadcasting media. Saher writes on current, social and Islamabad's affair for both PakistanTribe English and Urdu.