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At Mapleridge Children & Adult Dentistry, we want all of our patients to have bright, beautiful smiles! Of course, we can help our smiles out with regular dental check ups and treatment, but we also need to watch which foods we are eating, as children and adults. Unfortunately, some foods are really quite bad for our teeth and can even increase our risk of tooth decay and cavities. Obviously, this is something we want to avoid for you and your family. Dr. Saini and our experienced staff want to share the inside scoop with you: which foods should you avoid in order to keep your teeth healthy and strong! For further questions about food and your teeth, visit your local family dentist in Liverpool, NY today!

Which Ones Are The Bad Ones?

To help you and your family out, our kid’s dentist has put together a list of foods to avoid. Continue reading below and start marking these items off the grocery list.

White bread: white bread is filled with carbohydrates and starches that turn into sugar when our saliva starts to break it down. These sugars are quite devious and like to stick in between the small spaces in your teeth, increasing your risk of cavities. At Mapleridge, we recommend eating whole wheat bread as it contains different starches and much less sugar.

  • Sticky Candy: this should be a no-brainer, but candy contains a lot of sugar. And the worst kind of candy is the sticky variety. It has a tendency to stick directly to our teeth and stay there long after we’ve enjoyed the candy. Sticky candy is one of the biggest cavity culprits. We suggest avoiding these candies at all cost.
  • Dried fruit: with a similar composition to candy, dried fruits contain a concentrated amount of sugar that likes sticking directly on your teeth. Even though the name “fruit” sounds healthy, dried fruits are an incredibly difficult food to get off your teeth, making them another sneaky cavity culprit.
  • Canned fruit: another devious fruit that can easily cause cavities. When fruit is canned, a lot of sugar is added to preserve the fruit. Unfortunately, each can contains high amounts of sugar and sugar syrups. Dr. Saini suggests buying fresh fruits instead!

Call Mapleridge Children & Adult Dentistry For Your Next Check-Up!

By avoiding specific foods, we can decrease our risk of tooth decay and cavities, which is excellent. But, this doesn’t mean we can abandon our oral hygiene routines and our general dentist check-ups. We need to do it all. Mapleridge Children & Adult Dentistry is here to keep your oral health at its highest and give you suggestions along the way. If you have questions or concerns about your oral health, never hesitate to ask Dr. Saini or our professional staff. We are more than happy to help! To schedule your next appointment, call your kid’s and adult dentist in Liverpool, NY today! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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If you have questions regarding the recipes above, or to learn more about healthy foods to eat that won’t cause damage to your teeth, contact us today, and our friendly team will be happy to help. To schedule an appointment for you or your child, give us a call. Have a happy summer!