Before you become a skeptic of oranges and wipe them from your diet, stop to consider their positive impact on your teeth. They are high in vitamin C that is necessary for the repair and maintenance of bones and teeth.

Vitamin C helps to grow, regenerate and repair damaged tissue. It helps your body make collagen that is a necessary protein used to grow skin tissue, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. So, eat more raw citrus fruits daily, and make detailed dental care a routine.

2. Chewy Candy

Add some dental adornments to your mouth along with chewy, sweet candies, and the bacteria have more places to hide and work. The new fashion statements that include tongue piercings come complete with metal balls that can strike the teeth every time there is verbal communication. Although tooth enamel is the hardest material in the body, it can still be chipped away with the constant assault from dental jewelry.

3. Sour Candy

This type of candy has a low pH that erodes away at the teeth. Super-sour and sticky candies are in every grocery aisle. Even the sour-gummy vitamins are suspect. Existing bacteria burns the sugar to form an acid, which attempts to dissolve the protective layer of tooth enamel. Add raw fruits and vegetables to the diet for nutrition, and you enjoy numerous benefits.

4. Black Tea

Black tea has a high concentration of tannin that can cause stains. Teeth stained from coffee and tea are more likely to attract sticky food particles. Try brushing your teeth with baking soda to help neutralize acids in the mouth.

Now that you have a list of some of the popular foods that can cause concern, you can take action to limit or even avoid some of them. You deserve healthy, strong teeth.