Acidic food or drinks that harm your teeth, can be combated with cheese.
Carbonated beverages, such as pop or juices and toffee, was listed as the top harmful items for your teeth, by one Fort Saskatchewan dentist.
“Any carbonated beverage, the acid in the carbonation is just brutal for your teeth,” said Cornerstone Dental associate dentist, Ryan Gauf.
Since many people love pop, many acidic foods, citrus juices or citrus fruits, he provides his patients with an interesting piece of advice.
“I always recommend any kind of cheese, like a hard cheddar. If you just chew a piece of cheese, that actually neutralizes the acid in your mouth.”
If you cannot eat cheese, drink water.
The most damaging candies are sticky, like toffee. It can pull fillings or crowns right off. Gauf saw an influx of people have this happen just after Christmas.
It's recommended to wait 30 minutes after eating/drinking, before brushing your teeth.
“The acid weakens your enamel and if you go start scrubbing it, you can start damaging it,” noted Gauf.