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Did you know that one of the most important ways to keep your mouth safe happens long before brushing or flossing even happens? The foods and drinks we consume are even more important than our daily cleaning habits because some products can be detrimental to our oral health beyond just tooth decay and gum disease.

Oral accidents and injuries are often possible by the foods we eat. This can include tough-to-chew foods such as steak or hard-to-bite foods like hard candies. In an instant, your beautiful smile can be cracked and chipped if you are not careful. Always exercise caution when eating and always be mindful of what you are biting into.

Also, be aware of foods that linger in your mouth long after you’ve eaten them. The longer food residue is in contact with your teeth and gums, the longer damage and decay can occur. This is especially true for sticky and chewy products that stick to your teeth and gums and are difficult to remove via brushing. To decrease your chances for tooth decay and gum disease, avoid overly sticky sweets and treats.

To learn more about which dental service you would prefer for improving your smile, contact Two Rivers Dentistry in McCall at 208.634.5255. Come visit Dr. Shane Newton and our team at our dentist office in McCall, Idaho by booking an appointment at your earliest convenience. Let us help you find your healthy eating habits and a healthy smile.