Some foods such as coffee, candy, and red wine are known to damage teeth. However, there are other foods that wreak havoc in the mouth through problems such stained teeth, excess plaque, damaged gums, and damaged teeth.
White wine is highly acidic and will stain and erode the enamel on your teeth. Sugar free drinks and candy may not be as sugar-free as people think and may cause tooth decay just like the sugar-laden foods. Chewing on ice is a common habit that may exert so much pressure on the teeth and may cause fractures.
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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS
Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.
It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.