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Your smile is continually bombarded with risks to your oral health and you will need to think about what you can do to keep your smile safe and avoid the risks of dental damage. This can include aspects of your diet that can drastically hinder your oral health. To keep your smile going strong, understand your healthy and unhealthy food options.

If you wish to improve your smile, there are several things you can do to strengthen your tooth enamel. Not only do you need to make sure that you’re practicing good oral hygiene, but you should also make sure that you monitor the foods that your consuming, since they can help or hurt your teeth and gums. This is especially true for products that contain heavy amounts of sugars and carbohydrates. When sugars and carbs come into contact with your mouth, the bacteria can transform these substances into harmful acids that will wear through your tooth enamel. Furthermore, the longer that food particles are in contact with your mouth, the greater the risk for tooth decay, and gum disease. To help keep your smile safe, you should avoid unhealthy foods, limit snacking throughout the day and continually look for ways to keep your smile clean and free of food particles.

Are you in need of a dentist in Bolingbrook, Naperville, Riverside, or Joliet, Illinois? If so, our team at Shining Smiles LLC can assist you. Dr. Milad Nourahmadi and our team can give you a complete oral examination to help you with dietary planning or any other oral health care needs you may have. Our number is 630-972-4010.