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How Toxic Foods Harm Your Teeth
Jan 2017
Dr Shantanu Jaradi
Founder, Dentzz Dental Care

What you eat and drink definitely has a powerful impact on your oral condition and it is rightly said that, ‘you are what you eat.’ This adage especially holds true, when it comes to your teeth. Your teeth, mouth and gums are far more than just tools for eating, they play a vital role in helping you chew and swallow. But acid or toxins are your teeth’s worst enemy.

Since the mouth is an initial point of contact, all the nutrients you consume, reflect on your dental condition. Thus, all that goes into your mouth impacts not only your overall health, but also affects your oral health. In fact, an intake of foods poor in nutrition, often have an adverse impact on your mouth.

The Breakdown Of Tooth Enamel
Junk foods harm the teeth in the most detrimental way as they are a major cause for decay of the teeth and the breakdown of tooth enamel. The major culprits here are sugar based foods, toxic and non-nutritional foods. Consuming rich sugary foods throughout the day, might make you fall prey to the sugar trap!

Sugars contribute to providing bacteria that produces acids which get accumulated in your enamel and slowly progress towards disintegrating and wearing out your tooth enamel. Starches found in breads, grains, cereals and salad dressings contain added sugar which can accelerate your tooth decay process.