At Poser Orthodontics, we have a unique office that emphasizes a team approach to care. Our goal is to provide the finest in quality care, resulting in beautiful, healthy smiles. Dr. Poser has been treating children, teens and adults since 1983. His energy and commitment to making orthodontic care a pleasant and memorable experience are evident throughout our office.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
3 Things that are Surprisingly Harmful to Your Teeth
We’ve warned you time and time about
foods and drinks that are harmful to your teeth. We’ve even provided you with a
food to avoid list, but in this blog you find out about 3 things are harmful to
your teeth that you never even considered.
Here are 3 things that are surprisingly
harmful to your teeth and the solution to preventing the damage.
Source: Hunington Post Healthy Living
While bottles of the cold-pressed stuff
may be chock-full of good-for-you nutrients, juices also have such high sugar
content. This sugar is consumed by the bacteria in our mouths and converted
into acid that wears away enamel and can cause cavities.
The solution: Sip juice through a straw
to help keep it away from the surfaces of your teeth. And make sure to wait at
least 45 minutes post-drinking to brush your teeth: Scrubbing them immediately
while after acid has softened their enamel can leave them even more vulnerable
They taste just like gummy candy--and
they're not much better for our mouths. In fact, their sticky, sugar-y makeup
adheres to teeth so well that they're just practically bound to cause cavities.
The solution: Take your vitamins in
pill form. While that may not be as fun (or taste nearly as good), neither is a
trip to the dentist for a filling.
While some fresh fruits are actually
considered good for teeth (think water-packed produce like apples and pears),
dried fruits never are. This otherwise-nutritious snack is packed with
non-cellulose fiber, which traps sugar on and around teeth the way gummy
candies (and vitamins) do.
The solution: Get it off! Brush and
floss teeth immediately after eating dried fruit to get rid of any stuck-on
Dr. Poser wants you to do the best to protect your teeth this