Acidic Foods and Teeth

Did you know that what you eat can have a significant impact on your teeth and your oral health. It has been found that acidic foods and drinks can wear down your tooth’s enamel and can lead to tooth sensitivity and/or cavities and infections. Not only that, it can also change the appearance of your teeth!


Common acidic foods and drinks include citruses, pineapples, tomatoes, certain dairy products, and carbonated beverages. There are other acidic foods and drinks as well but these are just some of the most common acidic foods.


Now, you might be wondering what you should do.  You can still have the foods that are listed as acidic, as they are generally good for you, but it is highly recommended to limit them when possible.


Additionally, waiting 30 minutes to brush your teeth after eating/drinking acidic things can help prevent the excessive wear of your enamel and can help preserve your teeth’s stength. It is recommended to wait at least 30 mintues after eating so your enamel has had time to harden and has a lesser chance of being brushed off.


The things we eat and our habits after we eat have a large impact on our teeth strength and overall oral health. If you have any questions or want to know more about what you can do to preserve your teeth, you can email us at or give us a call at 703-815-0699.


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