What vegetables do dentists consider dangerous for teeth?

Feb­ru­ary 23, 2017, 12:06

Euro­pean den­tists have found that some veg­eta­bles have a detri­men­tal effect on human teeth. It turns out that a num­ber of veg­etable crops, which are use­ful prod­ucts for the body, can harm the teeth and lead to the for­ma­tion of cav­i­ties and var­i­ous gum dis­eases.

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This fact is explained sim­ply: along with many vit­a­mins and min­er­als, these veg­eta­bles con­tain some acids that can pro­voke gum dis­ease and tooth enam­el. Such acids, in par­tic­u­lar, include mal­ic, oxal­ic, suc­cinic and oth­ers.

Zuc­chi­ni, zuc­chi­ni, egg­plant, bell pep­per, sor­rel, squash and aspara­gus were includ­ed in the list of “prob­lem­at­ic” veg­eta­bles for teeth.

At the same time, den­tists do not rec­om­mend com­plete­ly aban­don­ing the use of these prod­ucts: these veg­eta­bles con­tain fiber and pectins, and are also rich in potas­si­um, mag­ne­sium, iron, vit­a­mins A, C and group B and oth­er ele­ments nec­es­sary for the human body.

To avoid the neg­a­tive impact of these veg­eta­bles on the oral cav­i­ty, den­tists rec­om­mend sim­ply brush­ing your teeth or at least rins­ing your mouth after every meal that includes egg­plant, zuc­chi­ni or aspara­gus.

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