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Consuming and drinking the right foods and drinks can perform wonders for your dental health. Specifically, you should pay attention for foods that cause xerostomia, that are higher in sugar, that tinge enamel and/or that are difficult to chew. Review this list of foods to ensure that you’re watchful about what you’re munching on.

Drinking too much alcohol not only raises your risk of developing oral cavity cancer but also grows your risk of xerostomia.

Coffee can dye your pearly whites, but it can also dry out your oral cavity, and the sugar add-ins don’t do any good for your pearly whites either.

The rough structure of ice can break or fissure your pearly whites, leaving you with a dental emergency.

Lollipops are almost purely sugar, and they’re also tricky enough to break or chip your chompers.

Potato chips are a food especially prone to sticking to teeth and gums, leading to plaque accrual and eventually gum disease.

Bacteria convert the sugar in sodas to bacterial acids damaging for your dental health.

Soft breads are especially spongy, and when pieces of it get wedged between your chompers, the resultant debris can contribute to the development of tooth erosion and gum disease.

Sports drinks have immense amounts of sugars, which contribute to the buildup of plaque.

Sticky foods stuck between your chompers are tricky to remove even with tooth-brushing.

We hope you had fun going over this list as much as we enjoyed making it. Understanding how to care for your chompers will help you maintain the smile you deserve. Are you ready for your next appointment with Dr. Casey Witty at Witty Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Nicholasville, Kentucky? Call us at 859-881-4633 now to pencil in your next appointment.