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Are you familiar with what foods are healthy to eat and which ones are not? If you have not already done so, it is important to analyze all aspects of your dietary care and determine which products may be slowly damaging your smile. To help look for which products are healthy and unhealthy to eat, it is important to first understand their effects on your teeth and gums

To begin, always consume healthy foods that can help wash away debris and bacteria in your mouth. Typically, crunchy foods with a high water content, such as pears and apples, are amazing choices for washing away debris and bacteria in your mouth. Furthermore, saliva-producing foods such as chewing sugarless gum can help stimulate saliva flow and prevent cavities.

Cavities are the result of holes in your tooth enamel. If you only eat snacks that are acidic, sour, or loaded with sugars, you may be at an increased risk for tooth enamel and decay. Furthermore, sticky and chewy products or foods that easily end up lodged between your teeth can increase your risk of tooth decay and enamel erosion. To help keep your smile safe, limit the consumption of unhealthy acidic sources in your food and drink choices.

To talk about your dietary improvement options with Anderson Lane Dental, you can schedule an appointment at our dental office in Austin, Texas. Dr. Anderson Lane and our team can be reached at 512.459.4347.