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Although many foods can be beneficial and healthy, or harmful and dangerous to our overall health, oftentimes we forget to consider the effects that foods and drinks may have on our teeth and gums. Over time, bad foods and drinks can cause our tooth enamel to wear away and cause cavities or worse. Listed below are some common questions about which foods to avoid:

True or False: Acidic foods can damage your tooth enamel.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Foods and drinks with high amounts of sugar are good for your teeth.
a.) True
b.) False

To avoid oral accidents, which foods or drinks should be avoided?
a.) Chewy or sticky foods, because they can stick to your teeth and gums long after consumption and increase your risk for tooth decay and gum disease
b.) Extremely acidic foods such as sour candy, because the low pH can cause tooth enamel to wear down
c.) Foods that are too tough to bite into, because it is possible to chip, crack, or even knock loose teeth if you bite too hard into a tough substance
d.) All of the above

Which of the following foods can chip or crack your teeth?
a.) Candy apples
b.) Peppermint bark
c.) Corn on the cob and popcorn kernels
d.) All of the above

Answer Key: a, b, d, d

For any additional questions or concerns, Snowy River Dental is here to help you with all your oral health needs. For a complete diagnosis from Dr. Danton Bradshaw and our team at our dentist office in Bellevue, Idaho, you can schedule an appointment by calling us at 208-788-2006. We look forward to having you as our guest soon.