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Although treatments and cleaning methods such as brushing and flossing are vital for a clean smile, often one of the best treatments you can give your smile is a better diet, to begin with. By avoiding hazardous foods, you greatly lower your risk of oral health disorders ever developing. For more information about hazardous foods, read on!

– Most foods and drinks that have a sweet taste are loaded with sugars, one of the key causes of dental erosion. Bacteria in your mouth take sugars and convert them to acids in your mouth that contribute to dental erosion and cavities.

– Not only should sugary candies be avoided due to their sugar levels, but the sour flavorings that make the sweets so acidic are almost as acidic as battery acid in terms of pH levels.

– Foods that are highly acidic can eat away and wear down the tooth enamel layer that protects the inner working of every tooth. If the enamel is worn down far enough, cavities will occur, with infections and tooth loss soon to follow.

– Be careful when biting into substances that are too hard for your teeth to handle. If you bite too hard you can easily break or crack your teeth.

No matter the oral health care service you desire, Dr. Juan Echeverri and our team at Echeverri Dental Center are here to give you the smile you want. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Houston, Texas, please call 713-956-8767 to speak with a member of our team. We make smiles great!