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Do you floss your teeth every day and brush at least twice a day for two minutes at a time? Do you schedule an appointment with your dentist twice a year? Do you use mouthwash? Have you ever wondered if there’s anything else you should consider doing for your teeth? You can. Your diet can have an immediate effect on your oral health.

Naturally, your diet can also have a long-lasting impact on your teeth. For instance, if you don’t include enough calcium in your diet, your pearly whites will eventually weaken. Following an unhealthy diet may also leave you more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease. You should also know that your teeth will also be affected as soon as you eat because the bacteria in your mouth will produce acids. These acids will ultimately weaken your enamel. We suggest waiting at least thirty minutes after eating before you brush your pearly whites. If you don’t, you could damage your pearly whites—but after about thirty minutes pass, your enamel will harden again. It’s also important to note that snacking throughout your day can be problematic because doing so will lead to your pearly whites being exposed to damaging acids regularly. This will leave your pearly whites much more susceptible to tooth decay.

If you have more questions about how you can cope with tooth decay in Tucker, Georgia, we invite you to contact Donald H Bohne DDS PA by calling 770-939-6600. Our dentist, Dr. Donald Bohne, and our team will gladly address any concerns you may have. We’ll also assess your teeth for signs of trouble. We’re eager to meet with you!