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Have you ever asked yourself which substances in your meals you should be avoiding to keep your gum line safe? Usually, we know which foods and drinks can be hazardous to our weight, but we fail to take into consideration the effects dangerous food can have on our teeth. Improving your oral health care includes dangerous food avoidance.

Not all oral health dangers at the dinner table are long drawn out processes, including tooth decay and gum disease. Some of the effects can be instantaneous. If you are not cautious, you could find yourself biting off more than you can chew. This can result in chips, cracks, fractures, splits, and broken teeth. Even though your teeth are strong, they are not designed to bite or tear through excessively hard materials. Take care when biting into foods that may be excessively hard.

The first step in enhancing your oral health includes removing sugary substances from your diet. Sugars are dangerous to our mouths because they can be transformed into harmful acids within our mouths and are capable of chewing through our layer of tooth enamel. Some sugary substances, including sour sweets and treats, tend to have a very low pH level and thus are highly acidic. In fact, some pH levels in sour candies are so low they are nearly equal in acidity to battery acid.

Whichever tooth restoration services you feel would best suit your needs, Dr. Fisher and Dr. Bergevin and our team here at Fisher Distinctive Dentistry in our dentist office in Port Orchard, WA are committed to providing you the service you require. We can be reached at 360-876-0445. We will do our best to help you in any way we can!