While you may not spend a lot of time thinking about fruit, it just might be important for your oral health that you do give a second thought to the berries, melons, citrus, and other delectable fruits out there. Beyond that, we encourage you to recognize that it may appear to you in many forms! Of course, the goal with broadening your knowledge of this food type is to ensure you’re making beneficial choices for your teeth, rather than risky ones. Find out what you might be missing in terms of education on this matter.
Whole Fruits: There’s A Range Of Acidity
All fruits are not identical when it comes to their flavor, appearance, or texture. The same is true for their acidity. Some are much more acidic than others, which means choosing those closer to a neutral pH is a wise choice when you can manage it. Take a look online for the pH level of your favorites. For now: Remember that melons like honeydew and watermelon are less acidic than lemons and oranges.
About Jellies, Jams, Etc.
Did you figure that since jellies and jams are made up of boiled fruit, they are probably safer for your smile than other forms of fruit? Don’t overlook the fact that they are still acidic and that sugar may have been added, which isn’t ideal for your oral health.
Use A Straw With Liquids
Drinking juice or fruit smoothies quickly saturates your entire smile with acid and natural sugars. If you’re going to drink your fruit, use a straw! This helps limit potential oral health damage.
Keep Teeth Safe With Nutritional Knowledge
Learn more from us regarding safer foods and not so safe foods for your smile, so you may eat healthy without accidentally overlooking hazards. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.