Starchy, refined carbohydrates
Crackers, bread and pasta that are made with processed white flour are almost as bad for your oral health as sugary foods, because starch breaks down to simple sugars, which harmful bacteria feast on. Instead opt for whole grain flour products, which are packed with protein, fiber, B vitamins and antioxidants.
Carbonated soft drinks
Not only are they loaded with sugar, but they’re also full of phosphorous phosphoric and citric acids that wear away tooth enamel, so make an effort to cut down on soft drinks.
It’s natural to give in to treats and sweet cravings every now and then, but make sure you stick to regular brushing, flossing and rinsing every day, to keep the bacteria at bay and enjoy healthier smiles.