Fruit Acids Harmful to Teeth
Fruit and fruit drinks may be healthy they can also have damaging effects on the teeth. Fruits contain natural sugars but the sugars, like all foodstuffs, can cause bacteria that release acids and this is where the danger lies. These acids are corrosive and contribute to:
– Erosion of tooth enamel
– Formation of cavities
– Abscesses of the teeth
In general, eating fruit is of great benefit but it is important to rinse the mouth afterwards to remove “acids that attack the tooth’s enamel” and lead to dental problems. Having tooth enamel checked by a dentist during regular check-ups will spot potential problems early and you can find out more at:
Dr. Rizwan Khawaja BDS (University of Manchester)
Dr Rizwan Khawaja, also known as Riz by his patients, graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010. Since qualifying he has worked across Cheshire in practices, specialist centres and treatment centres.
As a certified dentist in Inman Aligner treatments, Riz has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. He is also working towards specializing in restorative dentistry in the near future.
In his spare time, he can be found on the golf course or at Old Trafford, supporting his beloved football club, Manchester United.
He also loves travel and considers himself as a bit of a foodie!