What is Secretly Bad for Your Teeth (part 3)!

While it is known that beverages that are high in sugar such as soda there are liquids that we don’t normally think about as possibly being harmful to our teeth.  One such liquid is the vinegar and brine in pickles.   While there is no sugar which usually causes the raise in PH level causing bacteria growth, the vinegar and brine is highly acidic and over time will wear aware enamel.  Additionally if you enjoy a high vinegar salad dressing the vinegar once again may wear down the enamel, but will additionally contain sugar that can raise the PH level leading to plaque.  It is recommended to either brush your teeth or at least rinse out your mouth after having high vinegar content food in order to neutralize the acid and any potential sugar from salad dressings.

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