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In the quest for a flawless smile, brushing and flossing are not enough. In a world, where so many things can destroy your smile, you need to think about prevention. Hazards to your smile can be found in the foods you eat, your activities, and your habits.

Most unhealthy habits inevitably lead to problems. If you smoke, chew tobacco or use drugs, your teeth and gums will suffer. If you play sports or engage in high-risk activities without safety gear, your teeth and gums could be at risk. If you open objects with your mouth, your teeth and gums could be damaged.

Some foods and drinks can also damage your teeth and gums. These can include tough and hard foods that can crack and chip teeth; sugary substances that cause tooth decay and gum disease, and highly acidic foods that can easily break down your tooth enamel.

For advice about avoiding oral health hazards from our team at Golden West Dental Clinic, come in for a visit. If you would like a cleaning and exam from our dentist, Dr. Rosendo Garza, please book an appointment to come see us at our office in Rialto, California. We can be reached at 909-421-8787. We look forward to seeing you smile!