Thursday, April 27, 2023

An Apple A Day May Not Keep The Dentist Away!

Do you know the saying "An apple a day will keep the doctor away"?

However, your dentist may disagree! It's been revealed that apples are bad for your teeth, just like sweets and sugary drinks.

Truthfully, apples are a healthy choice when it comes to nutrients for your body. However, when it comes to your teeth, the amount of acid in an apple can give carbonated beverages a run for their money.

So, why are apples unhealthy for your teeth? According to a study, cross-breeding apples to come up with newer, more delicious apples has led to a raised sugar content of 50%. The average apple contains roughly 4 teaspoons of sugar. So, between the high sugar content and the natural acid in apples, your teeth are getting a double dose of enamel erosion which can lead to tooth decay.

Maintaining a healthy mouth is very important. It's recommended you see your dentist every 6 months for regular check-ups and cleanings.

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