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National Tortilla Chip Day & Your Teeth

Bust out the guacamole because it’s National Tortilla Chip Day! If you want to keep your tooth enamel healthy, there are a few things you need to avoid.

Damaging Your Enamel

Certain foods like hard candy and tortilla chips.

  • Chip the enamel
  • Discolor the enamel
  • Create plaque
  • Decay the enamel
  • Create cracks in the enamel
  • Eroding the tooth enamel

Take care of your teeth. Don’t over brush or brush too hard. Eat bad foods in moderation and think of the consequences later on. Do you want to be a frequent dental visitor? Probably not. You want to impress your dentist with the smile you have and how you’re taking care of it.

Stay Away from Chips on National Tortilla Chip Day

Eating chips frequently can create a buildup of plaque on your teeth. These foods contain high amounts of oils and ingredients that tend to stick to your teeth, especially along the gums. When you do eat these snacks, brush and floss your teeth right away.

Why Is Starch So Bad?

First, starches in foods like bread don’t remain starches for long. As soon as you bite into them, the starches begin breaking down into sugar.

Secondly, starchy foods stick to your teeth. Unlike simple sugary treats, which wash away by saliva, starchy foods can linger, giving bacteria more time to work. in your mouth. The longer the bacteria stays in your mouth, the more likely cavities are to form.

Lastly, people consume too much starch daily.

How Can You Prevent Tooth Damage?

Do you need to stop eating starchy foods altogether or risk extra visits to your dentist? No. It’s okay to enjoy your favorite starchy foods – if you consume them in moderation. You may also want to brush or at least rinse after enjoying a basket of tortilla chips.

Schedule Cleanings at Dr. Nick’s

It’s recommended that you brush at least twice a day, the right way. Clean your teeth out with a soft-bristled toothbrush before bedtime. This removes any sticky starch.

Use an anti-bacterial mouthwash to protect from your plaque and schedule your annual dental exams. Visit your local dentist at least two times a year.

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