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The end of the year holiday seasons are finally here! However, with great rewards comes great with risks including damage to your oral health. Be careful not to over-consume treats and sweets that can easily damage your smile.

Beyond sugars that you consume, also exercise caution with any products that are extremely acidic. Acidic foods and drinks can damage your smile by chewing through your tooth enamel. Effective treatments such as chewing sugarless gum after a meal helps eradicate food debris and neutralize harmful acids that may occur.

Also, keep in mind that many of the foods that you’re consuming can easily lead to dental trauma. This includes foods that are extremely difficult to bite into, including turkey legs, corn on the cob, or candy apples. If you’re going to enjoy all of the delectables this holiday season, make sure to guard your teeth so that they can survive long after the holidays.

If you would like to have your teeth and gums inspected by our team at Smile 32, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Novan Nguyen and our team at our dentist office in Stockton, California. To schedule a visit, please call us at 209-952-9290. We look forward to upgrading your smile!