Your diet

You should avoid sweet and/or sticky foods, and acidic drinks such as fizzy drinks or fruit juices.

Snacking between meals is a major problem. Each time you eat of drink, your teeth are attacked by acids for around 40 minutes, which leads to decay. Your saliva washes this acid away and re-mineralises your teeth, but it needs time to do this. If you snack frequently the acid is never washed away and your teeth become damaged.

This page was last updated on 02 of March 2012