Enamel-friendly foods

Did you know that highly acidic foods will cause enamel erosion? An acid-rich diet will hurt your teeth and cause acid erosion. Consuming four or more servings of acidic food or drink in a day will put you at risk—it doesn’t mean you have to stop drinking soda, mangos, or other highly acidic foods, it just means to beware of over doing it.

Highly Acidic Foods (be aware and don’t eat too much of any of these in a day to protect the enamel of your teeth):

  1. Cherries
  2. Grapefruit Juice, Lemon Juice
  3. Carbonated drinks
  4. Pickles
  5. Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries

Find a more comprehensive list at http://www.healthline.com/health/acid-foods-to-avoid

Enamel-friendly, low-acidity foods:

  1. Eggs
  2. Cucumber
  3. Whole grains (millet, flax, quinoa)
  4. Unsweetened yogurt, milk
  5. Avocado

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The enamel of your teeth is the only thing protecting the softer core from decay! Without this protective shell, your teeth will deteriorate rapidly. Protect your enamel and your teeth will be healthy your whole life. Limiting your intake of acidic foods and increasing your consumption of low-acid foods will keep your enamel (and teeth) strong.

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