Several tooth hazard risks begin to arise due to various aspects of your life. However, most risks to our mouths are incurred due to our dietary selections. Because your diet is so important for not only your health care but also your oral health care, you should always inspect any products that may be unhealthy and avoid any unhealthy habits related to your eating and drinking routines.
Several different tooth hazards can often arise in your day-to-day life linked to your diet. If you’re constantly consuming unhealthy foods, you could be putting your teeth at risk of several problems. One of the biggest risks is due to products that you consume that contain sugar. Sugar can be converted into acids in your mouth. Sugary products include candy, soda, sports drinks, and fruit juice. Similar to sugar, carbs have also been shown to turn into acids into bacteria and plaque. This includes starchy foods such as potato chips that can not only cause dental erosion but can get stuck between your teeth and increase the rate at which tooth decay occurs.
Processes used in association with eating can also damage your teeth and gums. By constantly snacking throughout the day, you can put yourself at risk for a lower amount of saliva and an increased risk for tooth decay. Furthermore, you should never use your teeth for any of the processes other than eating. If you try to open stuff with your teeth, you can severely damage your mouth, chip and crack teeth, can even knock out tooth or severely lacerate your gums.
Do you still have lingering questions about hazards in your diet? Justin Karrel and our team at our dental office in Staunton, Virginia, are always here to help you take the steps to building a healthier you. You are welcome to call Justin Karrel DMD at 540-885-1631 to book an appointment with us to discuss your options for improving your diet.