10 Foods That Are Harmful For Your Teeth (Slideshow)

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Did you know these foods can be harmful for your teeth?
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Apples and other fruits such as oranges are high-acid foods.  

Apples and Fruits

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Apples and other fruits such as oranges are high-acid foods.  

Lemons

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Lemons and limes have high levels of acidity, which can wear away at the enamel of your teeth. 

Ketchup and Mayonnaise

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Depending on the ingredients, certain condiments like ketchup or mustard can be high in acidity.

Fruit Juices and Smoothies

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While consuming a diet high in fruits and vegetables has proven health benefits, many fruit juices and smoothies have high acidity levels.

Fermented Foods

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Fermented foods such as pickles or sauerkraut also tend to be higher in acidity levels.

Abalone and Seafood

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According to a study released by the FDA rating the relative acidity of certain foods, abalone and other seafood often rank high on the scale of acidic foods.  

Grains

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This may come as a surprise, but most grains have are naturally high in acidity levels.

Milk

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Milk products, and cow’s milk in particular, is very high in acidity. 

Tomatoes

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Tomatoes are highly acidic, and are often used in soups and sauces in a meal, so it’s important to take that into consideration when planning your next dinner.  

Wines & Beer

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Wine and beer undergo similar chemical processes to fermented foods, causing them to be very high in acidity. As a matter of general health as well as dental health, alternating glasses of wine or beer with water when drinking will help decrease acidity in your mouth.