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Is your smile ready for optimum oral health? Have you taken the time to implement new and effective ways to build a better smile? If you haven’t already done so, it is important to think about alternative ways to enhance your oral health care.

The first thing you should consider altering is your diet. This may includes changing which substances to eat and which substances to avoid. Because of the damage that numerous foods and drinks can do to your health care, it is important to have an effective prevention plan in place to eliminate several oral health risks associated with your dietary selections.

You should exercise caution with any products that have an excessive amount of sugar. This can include fruit juice, sodas, energy drinks and other products that have an abundance of the substance. Sugar is hazardous to your oral health because it can be converted into acids that chew through your tooth enamel. Similarly, you should avoid starchy foods such as bread and potato chips as they too can be converted into harmful acids in your mouth. Speaking of acids, they can damage your smile in much the same way, so you may consider avoiding acidic foods.

It may be wise for you to exercise caution with any products that are extremely hard. This can include popcorn balls, candy apples, corn on the cob or any other similar product that can be difficult to bite into. Your teeth naturally weaken over time and may not be as strong as they once were. This means that even if you were once able to bite into these products, these days they may chip, crack or even knock teeth completely out. Other products to avoid include sticky and chewy sweets and treats that can stick around your mouth long after consumption. Not only can they be difficult to brush and floss away, but they can also contribute to an increased rate of dental erosion.

Imagine yourself with a better smile thanks to unhealthy food avoidance. If you would like to consult with a dentist in Boise, Idaho, you are welcome to contact Dr. Blake Dayley and our team by calling us at 208-321-1141. Dayley Family Dental looks forward to seeing you smile.