To coincide with Dental Health Week kicking off August 6, Dr Peter Chuang from the Australian Dental Association Oral Health Committee shares his insights about the drinks that are secretly ruining your teeth.

For the most part, the old adage still stands: you are what you eat. In this day and age, with all the information out there at our fingertips, we think we make consciously healthy choices when it comes to what we put in our mouths. But what you may not realise is that some foods, which may seem like as healthy choices for your body, are actually ruining your teeth at the same time!

The key offenders are not just lollies but other foods that contain high amounts of sugar and/or acid. Sugar causes teeth to rot (decay), while acids erode away at your teeth’s outer layer (enamel) – both of which can lead to pain, sensitivity and loss of function. Hard and crunchy foods also place great strains on your teeth, increasing the risk of fracture.

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Shared from: Women’s Health