Many foods and drinks can cause serious damage to your teeth and impact on your oral health over time. It’s best to either avoid these foods completely, or to have them in moderation – it depends on your current oral health as to what your dentist will recommend. These are some of the worst culprits of bad oral health:
- Alcohol. Drinking alcohol can dry your mouth out, making it difficult for your mouth to cleanse itself. Over time, this can lead to a higher risk of tooth decay and infections.
- Lemon and citrus. Whilst there are many other health benefits, citrus can wear away tooth enamel and make your teeth more likely to be affected by decay.
- Sweets and biscuits. These are particularly bad for teeth, as they are processed foods that have added sugar in them. The sugar can cause oral health problems and it can give you bad breath.