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The holiday season brings with it numerous joys, but also numerous risks to your smile. Even though you may have been waiting all year to enjoy your favorite foods and snacks, it is important to remember that your teeth are aging along with you, and they may be more susceptible to dental damage with each passing year.

If you do not take care of your smile, it will fail. One effective way to lower your risk of tooth hazards is through the prevention of products that can easily lead to enamel erosion and tooth decay. This includes products such as gummy candies, soda, sports drinks, fruit juices, potato chips, and other products that are high in sugars, feature extremely low pH levels, or are designed to linger in your mouth for long periods of time.

In order to keep your smile safe, never use your mouth to open anything. Even if it is a simple product such as a soda can, opening the can with your teeth could lead to an instant oral emergency and set back your oral health decades. Furthermore, avoid snacking between meals, as this can increase the time in which tooth decay can occur.

For any further questions or concerns about dental damage from tooth hazards, Hermiston Dental Group is here to help. For oral health care treatments, we can offer a comprehensive diagnosis from Dr. Mandy Nicacio and our team at our dentist office in Hermiston, Oregon. To schedule an appointment, call us at 541-567-4143.