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Eating the right foods can perform miracles for your dental health. Specifically, you should pay attention for foods that cause dry mouth, that discolors enamel and/or that are hard to chew. Review this list of foods to ensure that you’re careful about what you’re chowing down on.

Drinking too much alcohol not only raises your risk of developing mouth cancer but also grows your risk of dry mouth.
Coffee can discolor your teeth, but it can also dry out your mouth, and the sugar add-ins don’t do any good for your chompers either.

The rough structure of ice can break or rupture your teeth, leaving you with an oral emergency.

Lollipops are almost purely sugar, and they’re also tricky enough to break or chip your pearly whites.

Potato chips are a food particularly prone to sticking to teeth and gums, leading to plaque stockpiling and eventually gum disease.

Bacteria convert the sugar in sodas to bacterial acids harmful for your dental health.

Soft breads are especially malleable, and when pieces of it get stuck between your chompers, the resultant food remnants can contribute to the development of tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Sports drinks have huge amounts of sugars, which can contribute to the accumulation of plaque.

Sticky foods lodged between your teeth are tricky to eradicate even with tooth-brushing.

We hope you enjoyed reading this list. Knowing how to care for your pearly whites will help you retain the smile you deserve. Are you ready for your next visit with Dr. Ryan H. Wilson at Cedar Pointe Family Dentistry in Farmington, New Mexico? Call us at (505) 327.0044 now to pencil in your next appointment.