You have always heard that if you want to be healthy, you should eat your fruits and veggies. So why on earth might we suggest you should be careful about your fruit consumption? Well, because some fruits are very acidic, while others are just slightly acidic, and others are somewhere in between. Though they are packed with good-for-you nutrients, they are also capable of eroding your enamel. So, what’s what in the world of fruit and your oral health? Find out quick!
Quiz Questions: True or False?
- True or False: When you eat any type of fruit, as long as it’s in fruit juice form, you are perfectly fine.
- True or False: You should stop eating fruit altogether because it’s just too risky for your oral health.
- True or False: Another common concern with fruit is either accidentally biting into seeds or getting seeds stuck (or biting into it without cutting it first).
- False. It’s very important that you remember: Fruit in any form may lead to erosion of your enamel if you aren’t careful. Juice, marmalade, etc. Whatever it is, if it’s acidic and contains sugar (even natural sugar), it can contribute.
- False. Your oral health can remain just fine! Just remember to seek out the pH level of the fruits you choose, so you can incorporate those that aren’t so acidic. Also, don’t forget to rinse with water after you eat fruit and brush later.
- True. Remember that seed and pits can damage your smile. The same is true of biting into something hard that you could have more easily eaten in slices. Remain mindful about your choices to keep your smile safe.
See Us For Nutritional Guidance To Protect Your Smile
We would be happy to answer your questions about which foods are and are not safe for your smile, so you may shape your diet according to your oral health! Schedule a visit with your dentist in Austin, TX by contacting Austin General Dentistry today at 512-346-5540.