Aside from good oral care, eating healthy is one of the best ways that you can prevent cavities and protect your oral health. Any food with a low PH level (acidic), is bad for your teeth. When consumed, these foods can leave acids in your mouth that will take minerals away from, and soften the surface, of your teeth.This can make your teeth much more susceptible to damages.
 
Some of the most common foods/drinks that can contribute to acid erosion are:

  • Soft drinks

  • Citrus fruit/drinks

  • Vinegar

  • Wine

 
Try to avoid snacking between meals. Snacking results in an acid attack by the bacteria in your mouth. The more snacking, the greater the chance of cavity formation. Brushing and flossing your teeth after every meal and snack will help reduce the risk of damage to your teeth.
 
Finally, some good foods that will help you keep your teeth healthy are:

  • Whole grain breads

  • Cheese

  • Lean meats

  • Nuts

  • Yogurt

 
If you’re curious as to how your diet could be affecting your oral health, contact us at Rideau Dental Center by calling 613-230-7475, and we will be happy to assist you!