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Did you know that every day your teeth are subjected to extreme damage without you even knowing it? The danger often lies hidden within the substances you eat, as they often contain materials capable of causing a variety of oral ailments including dental erosion, tooth sensitivity, tooth decay, oral accidents, cavities, and gum disease. Although severe damage can occur instantly or over a long period of time, it is important to treat every day the same and keep your mouth safe and clean.

One of the biggest offenders to optimum oral health is sugary foods and drinks, especially candy. Candy can come in many different forms that can damage your teeth and gums. Sticky and chewy candy can stick to your mouth and teeth long after eating them and continue to wear down your tooth enamel. Hard candy can be difficult to bite through and easily chip or crack your teeth. Sour candy has a very low pH level and can be highly acidic. Improving your oral health includes limiting the number of sugary substances in your diet.

Any foods that are tough to chew or hard to bite can fracture or crack your teeth if you are not careful. This includes corn on the cob, popcorn kernels, and steak. Also, be on the lookout for acidic foods capable of eroding your tooth enamel, such as tomatoes and citrus fruits.

If you are looking for oral health care treatments in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Jason M. Peterson, DDS would love to help. For a more thorough examination to determine which treatment will work best for you, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Jason M. Peterson by calling our office at 208.524.3400. A straighter smile is your first step to a brighter, healthier lifestyle that can improve your life for many years to come.