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Are you familiar with all the risks involved in your diet that could be putting your smile at an increased likelihood of an oral health hazard? Several tooth hazards are often present in our lives that we may not be aware of. The exact same can be said about products in your diet. Not only can products in your diet damage your smile, but so too can other activities connected to them. To keep your smile safe, always set for effective risk prevention plans by knowing your risk for tooth hazards in your diet.

Several oral health risks and tooth hazards can often be derived from the products in your diet. If you’re eating a diet that is chock-full of sugars, you’re constantly putting your smile at risk of dental erosion and cavities. To help limit the risk of these harmful effects, limit the number of sugars in your diet. Exercise caution with soda, candy, sports drinks, fruit juice, energy bars, and any other products that have loads amount of sugars in your diet. Similarly, avoid starchy foods as they can also be broken down in your mouth due to harmful acids that will eat through your tooth enamel.

Never use your teeth to open up any kind of products, including bottle caps or packaging. By doing so, you run several oral health risks that can easily chip and crack your teeth or lacerate your gums. Instead, always have scissors or bottle openers nearby, so you can easily open products without resorting to using your teeth.

Are there any remaining questions you have about hazards in your diet? To improve your smile with a healthier diet, you are welcome to schedule a visit to our dentist in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Jim Kelly and our team at Dr. Jim Kelly Dentistry want to ensure your teeth remain clean for a lifetime to come. To contact us, please call our dental office at 602-954-1901.