You may think you have your eating habits under control by eating foods that are good for your overall health, but unfortunately, some of those foods that are great for your waistline, may not be so good for your teeth.
According to Rodeo Dental, it is important to pay attention to what goes into your mouth, even if it has helped you lose a few pounds.
When you are dieting the first foods that get eliminated from your diet are starches and sugars, and that is a good thing, however, when trading empty calories for nutrition, there could be some implications, especially when it comes to fruits and vegetables.
Below are a few foods and beverages that may be good for weight loss, but not your teeth.
The most acidic fruits on the planet are strawberries, grapes and grapefruit, and although your doctor may tell you that an apple a day will keep him or her away doing so may keep you in the dentist’s chair for more than a checkup. Apples are loaded with sugar and can eat away at the dentin in your teeth. Dentin is the layer that lies just under your enamel.
You may be skipping blue cheese and other fattening salad dressings, but the vinegar, especially balsamic, can wreck havoc on your teeth. If you must use vinegar try watering it down. Add oil, which can help diminish the effects of salad dressings that are loaded with vinegar.
Recent research indicates that those diet sodas may not be as good for your waistline as once thought. Diet soda may actually make you hold on to the weight, which is good news for your teeth. Drinking diet soda is full of enamel damaging acids that will eat away at your teeth.
If you are unsure what foods are good for your teeth and your waistline, call or click and schedule an appointment with Rodeo Dental. Rodeo Dental can help your mouth and your body become healthy and happy.
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