Did you know you could be fostering a cavity-inducing environment with the foods you eat? Cavities are formed when sugar comes into contact with plaque on the teeth, creating an acid that attacks the surface. All foods contain some sugar, so it’s important to know how much you’re really consuming each day and limit desserts, candy and other sweets. You should also cut down on soda and juice, which coat the teeth in sugar after every sip.
Highly acidic foods can also lead to enamel erosion, leaving your teeth unprotected and prone to damage and sensitivity. Limit citrus, carbonated drinks and sour food and beverages to help protect enamel and keep teeth strong.