Everyone likes a tasty treat once in a while, but there are some that are worse than others. You’ve heard of “good sugars and bad sugars”, these are the sugary foods that you want to avoid for the health of your teeth.
You might want to think twice before accepting that hard candy from grandma next time. Aside from being made of sugar, hard candies are consumed by staying in your mouth for a long period of time. Your teeth are exposed to sugar for the whole duration, making them much worse than something like a cookie that is gone in seconds.
While they might be a good boost after a long, rigorous workout, sports drinks are one of the worst offenders to oral health. Loaded with sugar, sports drinks stay on your teeth long after you drink them and can easily lead to tooth decay. They should not be used as regular beverages during meals, but exclusively as post-exercise fuel.
Soda is a big contributor to tooth decay among people in the US. It’s a great treat but it’s best to limit consumption because the combination of sugar, acidity, and carbonation eats away at teeth long after you’ve finished your drink.
Gummy candies are worse than regular old candies for your teeth not just because of the sugar, but because of the chewiness. These candies can stick to your teeth and get caught in tough, hard to reach places while they eat away at your teeth.
Sour candies have the same problems as gummy candies do in that they’re far too chewy and sticky, and get stuck on your teeth. However, to make them sour, they are especially acidic which can damage teeth even more.
Peanut Butter and Jelly
It may very well be one of the best sandwiches on the planet, but that doesn’t excuse it from being a sugar-filled oral health catastrophe. Even though it’s delicious and nutritious, the high sugar content coupled with the stickiness of both jelly and peanut butter make it a nightmare for your teeth.
Getting The Sugar Off
No matter what you’re eating for dessert, it’s important to get the sugar off afterwards. Brushing your teeth at night is the best way to do this, and the AutoBrush is effective at cleaning and removing bacteria and plaque from even the harshest foods. If you’re someone who enjoys sweets, it’s best to invest in a product that will keep your teeth as clean as possible while still offering the quality and convenience of an automatic, hands-free toothbrush.