Licorice can be
your friend. Licorice can also be
your enemy…an enemy to your teeth.
Licorice is arguably the best tasting snack to eat in a movie
theater ever created.
Specifically, red licorice has a texture and taste that adds to the
experience of movie enjoyment. Licorice
is also enjoyed in sports participation.
It’s a pleasant substitute for chewing tobacco as you can stick a licorice
stick in your mouth while waiting in the outfield for a baseball line
drive. A single stick of licorice
is seldom enough…once you have a bucket of licorice soon follows.
But licorice also has a dark side hidden within the pleasure
of its bite. There is a large
content of sugar lurking in that stick of licorice. With it is exposure to damage for your teeth. Acting as an acid, licorice actually, insidiously,
dissolves the enamel of your teeth.
Each time you chew a licorice stick, the resulting acid attack can last
up 20 minutes. That leads to plaque buildup which in turn continues to eat away
at the tooth’s enamel.
dentist, Dr. Coates has treatments for those coping with poor dental health
due to over use of licorice. Dr Coates
is a Seal Beach
dentist that specializes in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He options ranging from cosmetic dentistry
veneers to dental crowns, Dr.
Coates has the proper treatment for you.