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Did the know that the foods you eat play an enormous role in your oral health. The condition of your teeth and gums is often dependent upon ensuring dangerous substances are avoided. Although there are many excellent treatment options and daily habits that can help ensure optimum oral hygiene, prevention is the best medicine for healthy teeth. For more information, take the following food avoidance quiz:

Which of the following forms of food and drink can damage your smile?
a.) Sour candy
b.) Sugary sweets
c.) Extremely chewy or sticky foods
d.) All of the above

Which of the following is not likely to be caused by harmful foods and drinks?
a.) The potential for oral accidents such as tooth loss or fracture
b.) Dental erosion as a result of harmful acids wearing down your tooth enamel
c.) Bruxism
d.) Tooth decay and gum disease

True or False: Hard objects like candy canes or corn on the cob can crack teeth.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Plaque buildup can convert sugars into harmful acids that eat through tooth enamel.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: d, c, a, a

Dr. Steven and Randy and our team at Elite Dental will help you with your oral health care in any way we can. If you would like to schedule a visit to our dentist office in American Fork, Utah, please call us at 801-763-7737. We look forward to hearing from you soon!