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There are many ways you can keep your smile healthy and strong. Brushing, flossing, and attending six month checkups regularly are excellent habits that will help you obtain pristine oral health. However, many people do not know that there are many foods that can damage your teeth and oral health. The best way to keep a positive oral health is to avoid certain foods. Those foods include:

•Hard candy: Hard candy keeps the sugar in your mouth and close to your teeth. The constant sugar in your teeth can cause cavities.
•Ice: Chewing ice is hard on your teeth’s enamel. The ice can break the outer layer of the tooth away, which can cause your tooth to break or chip.
•Citrus foods: Citrus foods create a high amount of acid in your mouth, which can eat away your tooth enamel and increase tooth decay over time.
•Sticky foods: Sticky foods are extremely dangerous to your teeth because the sugar stays on your teeth, which gives the sugar a higher chance at eating away your teeth.
•Sodas and sports drinks: In sodas and sports drinks alike, sugar is a top ingredient. Sugar will quickly decay your teeth. The constant exposure to the sugar in your drinks is extremely unhealthy to your smile.

Keeping your smile healthy takes more than just brushing, flossing, and attending regular dental visits. It also takes proper diet and nutrition. If you have questions about maintaining or improving your oral health, please call us at 860-346-6872 today. We are here to help you keep your smile fresh and healthy.