The not so good:
Bananas: They contain plenty of great vitamins and minerals, although bananas are high in starch. Starch particles can stick quite easily into the crevices of your teeth, resulting in bacteria growth.
Lemons: They are highly acidic, so over a period of time the acid damages and erodes the enamel (surfaces) of your teeth.
Pineapple: This fruit is highly acidic and also very high in sugar. Eating too much can possibly result in sensitivity or tooth pain.
Bananas, lemons and pineapples do have many great health benefits for you. The most important thing to remember is to eat them in moderation and rinse your mouth out with water after eating them. It’s best to rinse then brush afterwards, as brushing straight after eating acidic food or drinks can also wear away your enamel.
Apples: This crunchy fruit is great for helping to keep your teeth clean, and also fights against smelly breath. Always remember to leave the skin on for the best benefits to your teeth and body.
Strawberries: These are really good for your teeth as they help promote healthy gums too. They are high in vitamin C, which is great for your body’s production of collagen. Collagen plays a large part in looking after your gums by maintaining their strength.
Kiwi: This furry little thing is packed full of calcium, which is great for your teeth. It also helps to neutralize acids in your mouth and improving the health of your enamel too.
Always include a regular oral hygiene habits at home and we look forward to seeing you at your next routine checkup and clean at Mint Dental.