To improve your overall health and lower your risk for various oral health risks and problems, make sure you think of how your diet is affecting your smile. Not only can your diet potentially leave you vulnerable to several oral health risks including chipped and cracked teeth, but it can slowly wear down your tooth enamel as well.
Because your tooth enamel is such a thin layer on your teeth and yet plays such a key role in your oral health, you may want to constantly asses its overall condition and keep it safe whenever possible. By avoidin unhealthy sweets and treats, you can make sure that your risk of dental erosion and tooth decay is minimized. Various products you should avoid include the following:
– sour sweets
– acidic snacks
– products heavily laden with sugars and starches
– sticky and chewy candy that can linger in your mouth long after consumption
– various products that can easily get lodged in your teeth
If you do believe that you are constantly at risk for tooth enamel weakening, be sure to improve your dietary choices and visit our dentist for professional cleanings every six months. You can also come speak with First Dental of Bluffton to learn more about healthy and unhealthy diet choices. To schedule an oral exam with Dr. Charles W. Hobart, II and our team at our dental office in Bluffton, South Carolina, please give us a call at 843-757-2828.