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Did you know you can protect your smile from unhealthy food choices? In fact, many foods can harm your smile, which is why it is essential to learn about them so that you can keep your teeth in top-notch oral health. Furthermore, many foods act as a source of harmful bacteria that can damage your teeth if you are not careful.

Our dentist, Dr. Maung Maung Ryan Thaw, cares about you and your smile and encourages you to keep it in good health. That is why, our team at Dixon Landing Family Dental Care in Milpitas, California, is happy to help you protect your smile from harmful foods.

Here is a list of foods that can damage your teeth and oral health:

– Hard foods: Some foods items such as popcorn balls or kernels can destroy your teeth by chipping or cracking them, as well as hurting your gum tissue around your teeth. Hard substances can cause your teeth to chip and crack, making a dental hazard for your teeth.
– Sour candy: The fixings used in sour candy is very high in acidic content. In fact, they are so high that it is almost the same acid ranking as car battery acid. These foods are treacherous to your teeth and overall health of your body.
– Sugary: Sugar is known to be perilous to your teeth because it can form cavities and rot your teeth.
– Ice: Ice is an enormously hard substance many people like to chew as a hobby. However, it is hard enough to crack teeth.
-Sticky or chewy foods: Gummy foods or chewy foods can stick to your teeth and loiter long after you are done eating them. These foods are risky because they stick to your teeth gnawing away at your tooth enamel causing cavities, which can lead to tooth loss or gum disease.

If you strive to avoid these harmful foods, you can help protect your teeth from harm. If you have questions about your teeth, or if you find yourself in need of a dentist, please call us today at 408-942-7791 to talk to a professional member of our team. We are always happy to help you.