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If you wish to improve your smile, then you must improve your diet as well. Your diet could contain many products that may look innocuous or are safe for your waistline, but they may be unsafe for your gum line. For a healthier and safe smile, take the steps necessary to fix your diet.

One of the worst offenders in our diets are acidic products. Not all products contain acids, but bacteria in our mouths can convert substances in them into acids. For example, sugar, even healthy sugars, can be converted by plaque within our mouths into harmful acids that can eat through tooth enamel and cause tooth decay and cavities. You should specifically avoid highly acidic products like sour sweets as well as sticky and chewy snacks that can linger in your mouths long after they have been eaten.

Another risky type of food is one that provides physical risk to your mouth. Although our teeth are durable, a single blow or a wrong bite can topple them. Chips, cracks, fractures, splits, and teeth knocked loose can all happen simply by biting into a product that is too hard to chew. Avoid products that appear to be too thick for easy consumption, or too tough to bite.

Come speak with Taylor Wagner Family Dentistry to learn what you can do to improve your oral health further. To schedule an oral exam or professional cleaning with Dr. Bruce W. Taylor & Katy L. Wagner and our team at our dentist office in Jonesboro, Arkansas, simply give us a call at 870-972-6985. Let us craft you the smile you’ve been waiting for!