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5 Foods You May Not Know Are Damaging Your Enamel

5 Foods You May Not Know Are Damaging Your Enamel

Feb 26, 2019

Brush, floss and mouth-wash your teeth between meals and visit your dentist on regular intervals – you need more than that to have healthy teeth!

Most of the suggestions given by people are damage control measures. Experts from Protomac Crown Dentistry have found that taking precautionary measures is way more effective than taking damage control measures.

Hence, the focus shifts from getting rid of the problem to not having the problem in the first place. Thus, in addition to your oral hygiene, ensure that you avoid these foods and you will have a healthy enamel:


Now, tomatoes are generally perceived to be healthy. They are a rich source of Vitamin C, which is considered to be crucial for the teeth. That said, they also have one problem – they are very acidic in nature. Over the long run, this can cause the enamel of your teeth to lose its natural shine. So, try using tomatoes in a controlled quantity.

Dried Fruit

Dried fruits are becoming a part of the staple diet for many people around the world. They have a great taste profile and also contain a ton of nutrients required by the body. Besides giving out the luxurious feel, dry fruits also have a hard outer cover which poses severe challenge to the integrity of the enamel layering on our teeth. Hence, consume dried fruits in a form that does not risk your enamel.

Peanut Butter

Most commercially available peanut butter products are made using high quantity of sugar. Since peanut butter can get stuck to your teeth, it makes sugar stay around longer and can cause more damage than you can imagine.


Ice, even in its most natural form, has a tendency to cause sensation to the roots of your teeth. If any of your roots are open because of damage, ice can cause severe sensations and lead to increased damage.

Fruit Juice

Juices are supposed to be healthy and they usually are. The problem comes when you add extra sugar or consume juices of citric fruits. Citric fruits are acidic and like tomato, damage your enamel.