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Are you taking care of your teeth and gums but letting your diet slide? The truth is what is good for your tummy is often good for your gums as well, and vice versa. Keeping your waistline in good shape will help keep your gum line in shape too, so avoid hazardous foods to your health.

It’s never too late to think about what hazardous food avoidance can do for you, including the following:

– Most foods and drinks that have a sweet taste are loaded with sugars, one of the key causes of dental erosion. Bacteria in your mouth take sugars and convert them to acids in your mouth that contribute to dental erosion and cavities.

– Not only should sugary candies be avoided due to their sugar levels, but the sour flavorings that make the sweets so acidic are almost as acidic as battery acid in terms of pH levels.

– Foods that are highly acidic can eat away and wear down the tooth enamel layer that protects the inner working of every tooth. If the enamel is worn down far enough, cavities will occur, with infections and tooth loss soon to follow.

– Be careful when biting into substances that are too hard for your teeth to handle. If you bite too hard you can easily break or crack your teeth.

To discuss your oral health care treatment options with Dr. Frederick Stark and Brad Norden and the rest of our team at Derby Family Dentistry, simply schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Derby, Kansas. You can reach us at 316-788-4000 today!