The Basics: Hazards in Your Diet

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To improve your smile and alter any aspects of your oral health care that needs assistance, be aware of the risks associated with using your teeth and gums correctly. If for any reason you are constantly putting your teeth in harm’s way, you will need to make the appropriate changes to keep your smile safe both now and in the future. Some of the biggest risks to your smile are from aspects involved with your diet and how you are appropriately or inappropriately consuming products or using your teeth.

Optimum oral health care in the face of risks in your diet includes making sure you’re making the right decisions. In regard to your diet, constantly snacking throughout the day increases your risk for several problems. Instead, limit your risk by avoiding snacking throughout the day and instead, eat large meals only. If you’re eating acidic foods, always make sure they’re part of large meals so you neutralize the effects. Similarly, never try to open products with your teeth as you can also cause dental damage in the form of chipped or cracked teeth.

It’s important to be aware of products in your diet that can be damaging your teeth and gums. Several products are known to contain heavy amounts of sugar which is a known hazard that can chew through your tooth enamel and cause cavities. Several products that are high in sugar include fruit juice, sports drinks, energy drink, protein shakes, candy and soda. It is important to avoid sugar because plaque in your mouth can convert the substance into harmful acids that will eat through your tooth enamel.

No matter the dietary improvement tips you are in need of, Dr. Khashayar Khomejany and our team at Vacaville Dental Studio are here to help you in every way we can. If you would like to set up a dietary risk hazard assessment exam at our dental office in Vacaville, California, please call us at 707-448-5339 to speak with a member of our team.