9 Foods That Trash Your Teeth

Find out which foods will send you straight to the dentist chair (11 Photos)

Dr. Joe Kravitz on May 21, 2010 at 12:25PM

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9 Foods That Trash Your Teeth

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Coffee

Why it's harmful:  Some coffees are acids based on the soil they are harvested from.

What to substitute: Try black and herbal teas (except for citrus fruit tea) which aren't as hard on your teeth. 

How to reduce harmful effects:  

1. Buy a bottled water with your coffee to rinse with within seven minutes of finishing your coffee.

2. Chew sugar-free gum to neutralize the pH in your mouth.

 

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