Dentist Dr. Leonard Tau

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It wouldn’t be summertime without lemonade and blueberries, but some of the most popular summer treats can cause major damage to your teeth.

On Eye Opener Dr. Leonard Tau, a dentist from the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence explained how summer treats can cause cavities and even stain your teeth.

Many of the biggest culprits he said include foods with acid, vinegar and sugar. So, he suggested taking a closer look at what you put into your beach cooler.teeth staining

Dr. Tau says sports drinks and soda can cause tooth decay and some fruits and vegetable can also cause problems as well. He said tomatoes are great in a salad but they are highly acidic. So Tau recommends some simple steps:

  • Brush your teeth before bed
  • Eat summer treats in moderation
  • Don’t be afraid to use a straw for your favorite drinks

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