at the Oasis Family Dental, want to caution you about certain dental downfalls of apples. Try this quiz to learn more.


Q1. True or false – Soda is much worse for your teeth than apples.

Q2. True or false – Many apples available at grocery stores these days are cross-bred with other crops.

Q3. True or false – Modern apples have (on average) the equivalent of 4 teaspoons of sugar.


A1. TRUE – Apples are definitely more nutritious for you than soda, of course. However, if you are only looking solely at acid content, apples are actually as acidic as a soda. Acid can result in tooth enamel erosion. This softening of the hard outer surface of teeth renders your pearly whites much more susceptible to cavities. Certain fruits and fruit juices, even when packed full of vitamins, are also too high in acid to be good for your teeth. If you indulge in acidic foods and drinks, be sure to allow 30 to 60 minutes before you brush your teeth so that your tooth enamel can re-harden and not end up damaged by the bristles of your toothbrush.

A2. TRUE – Food scientists possibly believe they are improving upon foods, but there’s no compelling reason to mess around with mother nature. Cross-breeding and modifications in apples has increased the sugar content of the fruit by 50% over recent years.

A3. TRUE – The U.S. Department of Agriculture released information showing that mass-produced apples are likely to have the equivalent of four teaspoons of sugar. Sucrose feeds bacteria which convert the substance into lactic-acid. Because of this, try to think of your apple as a dessert-like treat as opposed to a dietary staple. At the very least, rinse your mouth with water and chew a piece of sugarless gum after enjoying apples.

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