When it comes to teeth, demineralization begins at pH 5.5, so it is important to lower the amount of acidic foods that are in our diet to help minimize dental decay. When there is a high intake of acidic foods it can also lead to dental erosion.
|Low pH Level Foods ( Acidic)||High pH Level Foods ( Alkaline)|
|Juice, soft drinks, tea||Celery, Spinach,|
|Pasta/grains||Apples, Berries, Bananas|
|Canned foods, Pickles||Broccoli , Avocado|
|Ice cream||Radish, Bell peppers|
Always try to avoid sticky candies or those that you suck on (or drink) for prolonged periods of time and be sure to ask your dental team for more tricks on how to minimize the acid in your diet.