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We all want our teeth and gums to be healthy, right? Besides brushing and flossing your teeth every day, there are other things you can do and not do to enhance or maintain the health of your smile. Dr. John P. Blake and our team are more than happy to tell you some eating and drinking habits to avoid.

Drinks Before Bed
Drinking juice or even milk right before you go to bed without brushing after can cause havoc in your mouth. The sugar in these drinks lingers on the teeth, thus leading to tooth decay. If you have a drink before bed, make sure it’s only water or that you brush and floss your teeth after.

Drinking Soda
As you know, sugary drinks are bad for your teeth because they cause bacterial growth in your mouth. However, did you know that even diet sodas can harm your smile? The acidity that exists in all sodas is actually more harmful than the sugars. So, to protect your smile, switch to water.

Feel free to contact John Blake, DDS, PC at 248.693.5800 today to learn more and to schedule a visit with our dentist in Lake Orion, Michigan. We are happy to serve you in any way that we can!