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Are you aware of foods to avoid in your diet? Although many foods can do severe damage to your waistline, we often forget to consider the damage they can be doing to your gum line. To help combat this, you can set forth an effective treatment plan to eradicate any conditions that may arise with unhealthy foods. Protecting your smile often includes making sure you are implementing dietary selections that will not damage your teeth or their enamel. Be aware of products that may be extremely hard to bite into, sticky or chewy sweets that loiter in your mouth and are difficult to wash away, extremely acidic foods and drinks and products that have abundant amounts of sugar or starch.

Numerous foods to avoid often begin with sugars and starches. Sugars and starches are known substances in foods that can greatly increase your risk of dental erosion. This is because they can be converted into harmful acids in your mouth that will slowly tear down your tooth enamel. Similarly, sticky and chewy foods can linger in your mouth long after you have eaten them and contribute to dental erosion.

Some of the biggest oral health risks are linked to oral accidents and injuries associated with hard foods. Hard foods include anything that may be too difficult to bite into, such as corn on the cob, popcorn kernels, and candy apples. If you find yourself trying to bite into these products unsuccessfully, switch them out for alternative snacks that are safe for your teeth and gums.

Optimum oral health care success comes courtesy of unhealthy food avoidance. You are welcome to call The Dental Studio at our dentist office in Sandy, Utah, at 801-278-4787. Dr. David S. Peterson and our entire team looks forward to seeing you smile bright this season.