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#3 Alcohol

Posted in Dental Care, and General Dentistry

Top 8 Worst Foods for Your Teeth #3 Alcohol

Waking up the next day after drinking too much alcohol illustrates quite well the problem it crates for your dental health. Even in moderation alcohol drys out your mouth. A dry mouth has less saliva, which we need to protect our teeth. Two ways saliva helps is; one, it washes away tiny food particles from between and around the teeth and; two, it prevents food and drink from sticking to your teeth. Saliva prevents tooth decay, gum disease and infection, so anything that depletes the amount of it in your mouth is not healthy for your teeth. Keep your mouth hydrated with water, or even hydrating products like Biotene.

As a side note, red wine and dark cola’s stain teeth so avoid them if you can.

If you drink alcohol, use moderation, for the sake of your mouth. Yet another good reason. And don’t forget to rinse, brush and floss even after a long night of partying.

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