Enjoy Bad Food & Have Good Teeth


Good oral health vs. bad food—it’s a popular debate, forcing many to choose between healthy, beautiful teeth or enjoying the foods you love, but here at Academy Dental Care, we beg the question: why not both?

As Albuquerque’s leading dental practice, you’d probably expect us to err on the side of good oral health—and we do!—but we also know that it’s possible to enjoy foods that have earned a bad reputation without risking your beautiful smile. Allow us to explain!

When it comes to dental health, many of the food and drinks we crave have been labeled as “bad”, due to sugary, acidic, or darkening properties and the negative effects they can have on your teeth and gums. Below are some of the most common food and drinks that are considered bad for your teeth and the damaging effects they can have.

Food & Drinks That Can Stain Teeth

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Wine

Sugary Food & Drinks That Can Rot Teeth

  • Sweets & Candy
  • Processed foods
  • Sticky foods

Acidic Food & Drinks That Can Rapidly Decay Teeth

  • Soda
  • Fruits
  • Vinegar

Enjoy Bad Food & Have Good Teeth

While it’s obvious that these eats and drinks can be damaging, their effects can also be mitigated and, sometimes, prevented! Combining at-home maintenance with quality dental care, it is possible to enjoy the foods you love while also maintaining a radiant smile.

The team at Academy Dental Care makes this possible for our patients by offering the best dental care and guidance. Considering each individual and their specific oral needs and goals, we’re able to recommend a personalized regimen that allows each to enjoy the food and drinks they desire while also ensuring their smile remains healthy and beautiful.

If you’re interested in learning how you can take care of your smile, we invite you to schedule an appointment with us for a personalized plan of action. However, we recommend that all individuals follow these steps:

  • Rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash after eating or drinking.
  • If possible, brush your teeth after eating or drinking.
  • Brush and floss twice a day.
  • Visit Academy Dental Care twice a year for a routine exam and cleaning.
  • Ask about the dental aesthetic services we offer, such as teeth whitening.

For more information, reach out to Academy Dental Care and discover how we can help you enjoy the foods you love and have a smile you’ll love too!