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Be careful what you eat. It is very easy to accidentally bite into something too hard and lose multiple teeth in an instant, not to mention the effects a poor diet can have in the long term on your precious teeth and gums. The dangers of bad diets cannot be understated. Here are a few guidelines to remember:

– If you ever eat any foods that are overly sticky and chewy, you know how hard it is to clean your mouth afterward. Some products cling hard enough to your teeth they can resist brushing treatments long after you’ve eaten. Protect your smile against increased risks of tooth decay and gum disease by avoiding sticky and chewy foods.

– Be careful when biting into hard foods. Many oral accidents and injuries are caused when teeth are chipped, cracked, or broken off by simple substances that are just too hard for your teeth to handle.

– Sugary sweets can damage your teeth and wear down your tooth enamel. To avoid cavities, avoid sugars. One of the worst offenders is sour sweets. Some sour products are extremely high in sugar and have a pH level that is nearly the same as battery acid.

– Avoid foods that have a low pH and high acidity. This includes many drinks and foods, so it is important to exercise caution when choosing what to eat. Highly acidic foods can wear away your tooth enamel.

If you are showing signs of dental damage, come visit Rivereast Dental Group for treatment today. With the helpful support of Dr. Douglas Doran and our wonderful team at our dentist office in Marlborough, Connecticut, we can restore your smile to its former glory. To schedule an appointment, call us at 860.295.9536. Visit us today, and your smile with thank you!