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As you may already know, keeping up on oral hygiene and visiting your dentist, Dr. Troy L. Sargent, every six months is important for a top-notch oral health. But did you know your diet can affect your smile as well? Well, it’s true. So, to help you and your smile, our dental team has some easy eating tricks to follow to keep your mouth in tip-top shape.

First, avoid eating foods that take a long time to chew. These sticky, chewy foods are dangerous for the mouth because they cling to the teeth for long periods of time. As they cling, they threaten and attack the tooth enamel, trying to create cavities and other dental issues. It’s best to avoid these foods altogether.

Second, eat sugary, acidic, and high-carbohydrate foods during meals rather than just snacking on them. This can help you because the other foods you eat with them can neutralize the acid in the mouth, which can help reduce the chances of enamel erosion. If possible, it’s best to choose other tooth-healthy foods to eat, like dairy products, carrots, apples, and celery.

Do you have any questions about how to have a top-notch oral health in Magna, Utah? If so, please don’t be afraid to contact Oquirrh Dental at 801-250-0668 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!