It surprises many to find out how much acid is in the foods they eat. Most people are aware of the ability of acid to eat away at things it touches.
The thought of something eating away their body because of the food they eat, might scare a few people. While most people do not suffer problems because they eat acidic foods, it is a good idea to look at how much of these foods you eat and find ways to limit it to improve the health of your body.
The Negative Effect of Acid on Oral Health
When it comes to your oral health, acidic foods present a potential problem. The acid in some foods can erode the protective enamel of the teeth. For people who do not follow good oral hygiene practices, acidic foods represent an even greater damage.
Our dental professionals recommend avoiding acidic foods after many different procedures. It is also a good idea for people with any sores in the mouth or any other problems to limit their intake of acidic foods.
How to Reduce the Acid
To reduce the amount of acid in your diet you need to know what foods give you the most acid. Citrus drinks and other similar fruits are obvious suppliers of acid to the body. Other foods such as meats, white flour, refined sugar and dairy products are also higher in acid. Alcohol is another thing to watch when trying to reduce the acid.
It is not only about avoiding these foods. Including some foods can help balance the acid of other foods. Green leafy vegetables, roots, nuts and legumes can all help balance the acid in your diet. Exercising can help the body remove acid from the body and drinking alkaline water will also help.
Maintaining your health is not always about completely eliminating things. It is more about getting the right balance. You can limit your intake of highly acidic foods, but you can also take steps to help achieve a balance in your body. The result when you do this is better overall health, including better oral health.
For more information about this or any other dental health issue you have, contact our office today.
Wauwatosa Dental Group
Location Wauwatosa Dental Group 2600 North Mayfair Road Suite 750 Wauwatosa, WI 53226-1307