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Did you know that there are many foods that should be avoided because they can adversely affect your oral health? It’s true! Dietary habits affect your overall health, but they also have a great impact on your teeth. There are a variety of foods that can cause you teeth to decay and develop cavities if you are not careful.

Luckily, our doctor, Dr. Ryan R. Bailey & Keith Huff is here to help guide you in making good choices in order to optimize your oral health. Here at South Coast Family Dentistry in Coos Bay, Oregon, we constantly strive to provide quality service and have made it our mission to help all of our clients achieve a healthy smile.

Some of the things that should be implemented to maintain a healthy smile are:

– Avoid snacking: More saliva is produced while eating a full meal than when eating a snack. The more saliva that is produced, the more it will be able to fight the enzymes and acids that are introduced to your teeth from the food you eat. Snacking between meals allows food particles to remain on teeth longer which can trigger the build up of plaque.

– Chew sugarless gum- Chewing sugarless gum after a meal is beneficial because it prolongs the production of saliva.

If you would like more information about how to maintain a healthy smile, call us at 541-269-5353 and schedule an appointment with a member of our team. We are eager to help you with all of your dental needs and eagerly await your visit to our office.