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If You Are Sick to Your Stomach, Avoid Crackers and Opt for Soup

Posted on 10/10/2016 by Fady Ebid
A close up of a cracker.
For as long as most of us have been alive, crackers have been the turn-to food for a nauseated stomach. You feel sick? Grab the saltines. The problem is that these simplified carbohydrates can actually wreak a lot of havoc on your teeth.

If you are going through chemo, the flu, or even morning sickness, you may want to opt for soup instead of grabbing for the nearest box of your favorite salty squares.

The Damage You Could Face By Eating Saltines

Saltine crackers are a very simple carbohydrate. They have been broken down into the most simplified ingredients possible, which is what makes them so ideal when your stomach is doing the wave. The problem is, that also makes them very dangerous to your teeth.

Often, when you do not feel good, the last thing you want to do is get up out of bed and go brush your teeth, but if you eat crackers, that is exactly what you need to be doing.

The moment the cracker enters your mouth, it begins to break down. Within minutes, those simple carbs are converted into sugars and feeding the bacteria that is already living in your mouth. This can lead to tooth decay and gingival issues in no time.

The paste that crackers turn into help it stick in hard to reach spaces, allowing it greater grip on your tooth and gums, which means it will have more time to cause damage before it comes out on its own.

If you are one that must eat crackers in order to feel better, then enjoy them, but make yourself get up and brush the moment you are done eating them to help protect your teeth. If you can, turn to other foods that can help nausea like bananas and soup broth. Your teeth will thank you.

Please contact us if you have any questions about crackers effects on your oral health.

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