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Be cautious of acidic foods
Updated: 12/20/2012 9:12:57 PM

Be cautious of acidic foods  It's important to eat healthy foods, but unfortunately some of the foods that are good for the body may be bad for dental health. That's because many of the healthiest foods are also highly acidic. For example, The New York Times spoke to Jamie Koufman, M.D., who explained that strawberries, tomatoes, onions and almost all other fruits except for bananas and melons are high in acid.

Acid can wear away at tooth enamel and cause teeth to become weak. However, this doesn't mean that people can't eat any of these foods - they just have to be particularly careful about their dental care habits after consuming these foods.

ABC News spoke to Nancy Rosen, D.D.S., who explained that the best way to reduce the effects of acid on teeth is to consume acidic substances at the right time. She said that the worst time to eat these foods is at night, since saliva production decreases at night and there will be less to wash the acid away. Also, it's important to wait to brush teeth until at least 30 minutes after eating acidic foods, otherwise people are just brushing acids further into teeth. 

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