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How to clean teeth after eating these harmful foods

How long you brush your mouth can greatly affect your smile. Dentists recommend at least brushing two times a day and flossing once to prevent cavities. However, if you eat the food below, you will need to brush longer.

Key takeaways:

– Sugary and acidic liquids like soda penetrate in-between teeth, causing plaque build-up, decay and enamel erosion.

– Sticky foods like candy, chocolate, dried fruits and white bread generate plaque and cavities.

– Alcohol contains acid that dries the mouth and erodes the enamel.

See the dentist for cleaning to remove plaque.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.