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If a good, healthy smile is something that you want to achieve, then you need to take a long, hard look at your diet. The healthier food that you eat, the better smile you’ll have.

To help you understand the connection between your diet and your teeth, let’s look at what foods you should try to avoid, or cut down on, in your diet.

Soda

If you love your soda, you’ll need to cut it out completely or dial it back quite a bit before your teeth will be at their healthiest. Soda does a number on your enamel, weakening your teeth’s first line of defense against tooth decay. Less enamel means more chances for your teeth to have cavities.

Sugary foods

Most sugary foods contain a lot of ingredients that aren’t great for your teeth. The sugar promotes plaque buildup, which in turn causes more cavities if you’re not vigilant in taking care of your teeth. Floss is important to remove all this plaque from your teeth, which is why you should never slack in your efforts to remove plaque.

A healthy diet is worth it for your waistline, but it’s also a big factor in improving your oral health. If you’re interested in learning more, call us today at (808) 450-2155.