Dr. Wyman Martin at The Martin Dental Center recommends the following:

Use ice for chilling, not chewing.  Prevent breaking a tooth and needing a crown. 

Dried fruit, trail mix & energy bars may be healthy, but they are sticky and the sugar stays on your teeth longer.  Dr. Martin suggests rinsing your mouth with water or brushing your teeth afterwards.  Prevent tooth decay.  Cavities cannot form without the presence of refined carbohydrates (sugar), so try to cut back on sweets, which is also good for your waistline.

Swap out those energy drinks & soda for water.   When you sip sugary drinks over a long period of time, plaque bacteria uses that sugar to produce acids that attack your enamel. If you continue to do so, make sure to rinse with water afterwards.

Keep up with your 6 month cleaning appointments to avoid those emergency calls in between.

Remember to bring your kids in for their dental checkups while they are out of school.  If they are into sports, make sure to have them wear their mouth guards.  Dr. Martin can custom make mouth guards for all your needs.

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