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

chime in now
  • 3 of 11

9 Foods That Trash Your Teeth

Christopher Robbins

    Loading slides...

Diet Sodas

Why it's harmful:  Sodas have strong phosphoric acids. Phosphoric acid is used by automotive mechanics to clean the rust and junk off battery terminals.  Imagine what this does to your teeth, gums, and bones in your mouth.

What to substitute: You can drink water or herbal tea or just take a few days off from soda each week.

How to reduce harmful effects:  

1.Drink soda through a straw to minimize exposure.

2.Drink your soda in one sitting. Nursing one soda throughout the afternoon is harder on your teeth than drinking it quickly in one sitting because of the prolonged exposure.

3.Rinse with water within seven minutes.

 

Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow http://t.co/wfewf

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web