3. Sticky foods
4. Potato chips
7. Sports drinks and juices
8. Popcorn kernels
1. Chewing ice is a major cause of fractured teeth all around the world. Chewing hard substances like ice can make your teeth more prone to fracture and long term damage.
2. Citrus foods like oranges, lemons, grapefruit, and limes have high acidity. Bacteria thrive in acidic environments which leads to a high incidence of cavities. Acids founds in these foods can quickly erode enamel and also cause sensitivity.
3. Sticky foods like Skittles, Twizzlers, Starburst, and dry fruit stick to teeth for a long period of time and cause decay. The sugars found in these sweet and sticky snacks contribute to bacterial production which causes an acidic environment and thus increases the risk of getting a cavity.
4. Potato chips get stuck in your teeth and can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Bacteria love chips just as much as we do 🙂
5. Soda decreases the pH balance in the mouth resulting in a prime acidic environment for bacteria to thrive.
6. Alcohol reduces salivary secretion which can result in dry mouth. A dry mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria production leaving teeth more susceptible to cavities.
7. Sports drinks and fruit juice have high amounts of sugar. The high concentration of sugar causes an increase in bacteria and a decline in pH which leads to a higher incidence of cavities.
8. Popcorn kernels are notorious for causing teeth to fracture. Their hardness makes them too difficult to chew and eventually leading to tooth fracture.