9. Gummy Vitamins
Most people frequently overlook the fact that gummy vitamins and fiber supplements are essentially a piece of candy. They are packed with sugar and are also squishy and sticky, which means they are easily able to get stuck in your teeth and cause cavities. Instead, go for vitamins you can swallow or are at least chewable.
8. Coffee, Tea, Frappé
Caffeine-filled coffee and tea can get you up and going, but they’re no friends to your pearly whites. Both are acidic and diuretic, which means they dry out your mouth. “Saliva is nature’s buffering system to rinse everything,” Dr. Rodriguez explains. “When you run low, you’re more prone to cavities and gum disease.” But what about the frappé? Well, it’s even worse to drink that due to all the added sugar.
7. Apple Cider VinegarRelated: 13 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
While incredibly popular for its detoxifying properties, you might not account for the high levels of acidic properties in apple cider vinegar that can erode tooth enamel. If you happen to drink apple cider vinegar frequently, try diluting it with water and drink it in one sitting.