I am sure not a lot of people will be surprised to hear that there are food items that are not really all that great for your oral and tooth health. However I am sure that a few of the food items on our list of foods to avoid for good oral health will be ones you did not know about before. It is very important to know what you should be avoiding in case you already have some sort of jaw or gum related bleeding or pain. So in this list compiled by Mint St Dental we will talk about some common everyday food items that you probably do not know are bad for your oral health.
The first food item is any type of citrus fruit. Citrus fruits, which are oranges, lemons, and limes, as well as any type of citrus based beverage can really take a toll on your tooth enamel, even if you have otherwise healthy teeth, and can really weaken your teeth over time. If you have some issue with your oral health you should avoid all types of citrus fruits altogether. If you have to have citrus fruits on a normal basis then it is advised that you drink a lot of water with it so you do not have to worry about the citrus acid affecting your teeth.
The next food item is ice, specifically chewing pieces of ice. Most people just think that since ice is frozen water it can do no harm to our teeth, and it turns in to such a soothing habit that it can be addictive. However our teeth are not supposed to be chewing on any substance that hard and it can end up harming our tooth enamel and leaving it open to tooth decay or bacteria attacks.