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Harmful bacteria in our mouths have the capabilities to convert substances in food, such as sugars, into harmful acids capable of eating through your precious tooth enamel. In addition, some foods are already overly acidic to begin with and can damage your teeth. For more information, take the following acidic foods quiz:

Which of the following foods can cause dental erosion?
a.) Sugary drinks like soda and juice
b.) Sugary foods like candy sweets and sour treats
c.) Acidic foods like sour candy
d.) All of the above

Which of the following can neutralize harmful acids in your mouth?
a.) Birthday cake
b.) Lollipops
c.) Saliva
d.) All of the above

True or False: Avoiding snacks between meals increases the risk of dental erosion.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Chewing sugarless gum can help promote the production of saliva.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: d, c, b, a

If you suffer from an oral health ailment, contact Premier Dental Care at 208-466-6161 . To schedule an oral examination with Dr. Joel R. Bingham and our team at our orthodontic office in Nampa, Idaho, please contact us at your earliest convenience. It’s never too late to start taking steps to a healthier you.