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There seems to be a constant war with tooth decay. Sugary sweets seem to beckon around every corner, in every store, and in most meals across the states. However, with proper diet and oral habits, you can win the war and keep your smile tooth-decay free.

When you eat, the nutrients in your food are first broken down by your teeth as you chew and absorb the substances. According to the American Dental Association, if your nutrition is poor, the first signs of a poor diet show up in your oral cavity before they appear in other parts of your body.

Having a healthy diet isn’t just about eating healthy foods; it’s also about remembering the important tips, like not snacking between meals. Since most snack foods consist of high sugar, they do more harm than good to your body and your teeth. When you snack, the bacteria from the foods live in your mouth, increasing your risk for developing cavities and gum disease.

Having a healthy diet isn’t the only way to avoid tooth decay. Remembering to brush your teeth for at least two minutes a day, twice a day, will help polish your teeth and keep cavities from forming. Flossing is the crowning jewel when it comes to oral care. Flossing keeps cavities and plaque from building up where your toothbrush cannot reach. Keeping your teeth clean and your gums free from bacteria, you can keep tooth decay away from your beautiful smile.

If you have any questions about tooth decay, please call our office today. We are always here to address any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today and make an appointment. Let us help you keep your smile healthy and white.