Say Cheese!

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Do you want a healthier teeth? Then do not brush after eating!

For those people who are obsessed on achieving that perfect teeth or maybe the other way ‘round, this headline is one good example of clickbait, right? Okay, before you throw off your dental hygiene kit, let’s be clear about this: For a healthier teeth, don’t brush after eating these stuff:


Vegetables mixed with vinegar is a power duo that makes your favorite cheeseburger more tasteful. However, you just found yourself a recipe for enamel erosion as it is a combination super-acidic vinegar and sugar. HA!


Whaaat? Well, yes coffee lovers. It’s on the list. Your morning (lunch, evening, or anytime-of-the-day) cup of coffee is not-so-dental-friendly. The tannic acids in coffee wear down enamel and can even stain teeth brown. But if you won’t sacrifice your coffee ritual, (which we are kind of ceratin that you really won’t) then better yet use a straw when drinking coffee or tea.


Wondering why even though you do brush your teeth as often as you could, you still get those annoying tooth decay? Answer is on the drinks you drink and the eats you eat. Soda is one culprit for those black are on your teeth not only that it contains so much sugar on it but it’s also very acidic which makes enamel to erode. sentence for teeth. Countless

Candy, gummy bears, sour tapes and the likes

But why?! Says the child in you. Since childhood, we often get the words “tama na ang candy”. But no matter how our parents try to stop us to chow down those colorful candies, gummy bears and sour tapes, we still manage to smuggle some (actually, a lot.) Now, realize how scary this mini scenario would be: the sweet stuff get stuck in crevices which becomes a fodder for bacteria. (And you wonder why do you have to get a “pasta”)

Lime, Lemons, Oranges, and Grapefruit

Your juice drink, though overall healthy, is also to be blamed for your enamel erosion. And since you can’t ditch them totally, here’s a tad bit piece of advice: aside from using a straw (as mentioned a while ago,) just gulp the drink right a once and not for several hours.

Here are the food that are “Say-Cheese!” friendly:

  • Meat, fish, and tofu

  • Milk and eggs

  • Cheese and yoghurt

  • Broccoli, and Other Dark, Leafy Veggies

And for healthy teeth and gums, do things regularly:

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day (with a fluoride toothpaste)

  2. Floss once a day.

  3. Make regular visits to your dentist for a checkup and cleaning.

  4. Eat a well-balanced diet.

  5. Don't use tobacco products.

  6. Cleaning Your Teeth and Gums.