Are Pickles Rotting Your Teeth?

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Everybody knows that sugary foods like soda and candy will rot your teeth. However, this is not the end of the story. There are some foods that most people wouldn’t expect to be harsh on their tooth enamel, one of the more surprising of these being pickled foods.

This is according to a study conducted in 2004, wherein British researchers examined the eating habits of a cross section of teenagers. The results showed that it was the pickles eaten by many British youths that were responsible for their excessive tooth wear. The vinegar and other highly acidic substances used in the pickling process is apparently hard on your enamel, leaving it vulnerable to decay in the same way that the acids of your oral bacteria do.

Fortunately, this is only going to be a problem if you are in the habit of eating a significant number of pickles more than once a day. So long as you are mindful of your dining habits and get your regular cleanings at our Federal Way dentistry clinic, you should be able to enjoy your favorite pickled foods while maintaining good oral health.

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