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Food can be really bad for your teeth – depending on the food. If that comes as a surprise, you’re not the only one to think so. A lot of people aren’t aware of just how badly certain foods can affect your teeth and your overall oral health.

To help you have the best oral health possible – and to keep your teeth in tip-top shape – our team here at DM Family Dentistry in Round Lake Beach, Illinois, put together this list of three foods that can be really harmful to your teeth, and we also explain the need to avoid them.


While we all love the sugary drink, it’s absolutely horrible for your teeth. The sugar and acid combine to form a double assault on your enamel, the hard outer layer of your teeth which is responsible for protecting them from cavities, erosion, and infection.

Sugary food

Cake, brownies, cookies, and pie – it’s all great to eat but not great for your waistline – or your teeth. The amount of sugar in sweets and desserts is bad because it has the tendency to stick to your teeth, creating more plaque and potential for cavity development.


While meat is an important part of your diet – making sure you get the protein you need – too much of it can get stuck between your teeth. That’s devilishly hard to remove, and avoiding shredded meat is a great way to decrease the likelihood of cavities.
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