What To Expect From Your Annual Dental Visit And Why

Annual Dental Visits

Have you visited the dentist for your annual check-up? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? As the end of the year approaches, dental offices become busy and are open for a few days with the holidays. The longer we wait to see our dentist, the more likely we are miss out on our annual check-up and the health benefits it provides our teeth with.

We don’t want to miss out on getting our annual dental check-up covered by our dental insurance. If you have dental insurance, your benefits usually cover yearly check-ups. It saves you both money and keeps your smile beautiful and healthy. So what can you expect from a dental visit?

Expectancy from Your Dental Visit

We should visit a dentist for the same reason we visit our doctor, to makes sure our health is in top shape, in this case, our oral health. Visiting a dentist will help us ensure our teeth and gums are healthy through examinations. We recommend seeing your dentist every six months or as your dentist sees fit.  

There are two parts to your dental visit: examination and cleaning.

   Examination:

  • Dental professionals take x-rays to ensure there are no cavities in between teeth, root problems, or abnormalities below your gum line.
  • They’ll check you don’t have plaque or tartar.
  • Your gums will be checked such as the depth of the spaces between your teeth and gums.
  • Dental professionals will look for swelling, redness or other signs of a severe problem, and this includes checking your jaw, bite, and neck area.

   Cleaning:

  • Your teeth will be cleaned thoroughly by first scraping plaque and tartar.
  • They floss your teeth to remove food particles or build-ups.
  • Dental professionals will polish your teeth giving it a smooth and shiny finish which will help eliminate any residue or stains.  

Taking care of your smile and teeth begins at home; however, we still need to have a dental professional look over our dental health to ensure there aren’t any severe dental issues arising. Not to mention if we are not practicing good oral hygiene, we might start to develop built-up we cannot remove at home.

Don’t miss out this year to visit your dentist for your annual check-up! Use your dental benefits to cover the cost of keeping your smile and healthy in tip-top shape. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with our dentist, click on the form here.

If you don’t have dental insurance but would like to see a dentist, check out our Discount Dental Program where you can receive discounted rates on treatment. For more information click here.

 

Drinks that Don’t Erode Your Teeth’s Enamel

Erode Enamel

When it comes to being refreshed this summer, there is nothing as good as a sweet cold soda or lemonade to go with our food. Let’s face it, some foods aren’t meant to have with a glass of water as your main drink, but you also don’t want to drink a beverage that can erode your teeth’s enamel.

Our enamel is essential to keeping our teeth healthy and strong so the less acidic beverages we drink, the better for our teeth. Now, water isn’t the only drink to have; there is plenty we can have that satisfies our sweet tooth and compliments our food. Here are some of the few drinks you can try without causing damage to your teeth.

  1. Mineral water – contains many minerals as the name suggest but the two minerals it has that tap water doesn’t is, calcium and magnesium. Calcium is critical to the bone development, and magnesium is essential for our ability to absorb the calcium we need. Sometimes it is referred to as sparkling or still water, but it tastes nothing like water. Give it a try with your next meal.
  2. Real Fruit Juices – want something with a bit more flavor? How about natural fruit juice without the sugar. Some fruits are naturally sweet without the added sugars which are bad for you, besides juices made of real fruit keeps the nutrients our body needs for energy and to keep our body healthy. Although, try to stay away from the acidic fruits such as oranges, etc.
  3. Clear Tea – for the coffee drinkers, the change in warm drinks would ease the damage to your teeth and stomach. Clear teas are less acidic such as green tea. Not only is it less abrasive on our teeth, but it is also rich in antioxidants and nutrients. Now, just like juices, I mean you can have clear teas without the sweeteners you add such as honey, sugar or lemon slice. Adding those additional ingredients in your drink makes it harmful to your teeth.
  4. Milk – yes, I said milk. Milk is good for the calcium it provides for us as we grow. It is not only good for our teeth but our body. If you have lactose intolerant, try other sources of milk which are healthy and provide the calcium we need such as coconut milk. Chances are we won’t be drinking milk unless in the morning or late at night, so why not mix it up and have it.

Try something new with your meals this time around and see how you like the change of flavor and benefits to your body and smile. Protecting our smile is vital to our digestion process and to keeping our beautiful smile. We need our teeth to speak and break down our food which is why we need to take measures to ensure we protect them from erosion or further damage. Dentists are an excellent source to ask about what you can do today to ensure you keep a healthy smile and mouth.

If you haven’t already seen your dentist for your annual check-up, it is time you do. Prevention treatment is the first line of defense so schedule an appointment with us today by filling out this form here.

What You Need To Know About Halitosis

halitosis, bad breath

Have you noticed the smell from your mouth is lingering longer than usual? Morning pasts, and it’s still present? Chances are you might have a case of halitosis. We knowing bad morning breath is something but to have bad breath throughout the day is something else. So, what do we need to know about halitosis? Below you can find the information you need on what are potential causes and what can be done.    

What’s Halitosis?

Halitosis is when you have chronic bad breath. Bad breath you can’t seem to disguise or get rid of with a mint, mouthwash, or good brushing. It’s a bad odor that is persistent no matter what you do to get rid of it. Halitosis is often an indicator of another problem that can be serious.

Causes of Halitosis

Even though you can wake up with terrible morning breath, it is not the same bad breath we are referring to. Halitosis can indicate you have another problem which is often caused by a dental problem or outside factors. So, what are the causes?

  • Dental Problems —  cavities and gum disease causes bacteria to hide in places that are hard to reach and clean. Bacteria which contributes to halitosis.
  • Dry Mouth — saliva is a critical part of our oral health. We need our saliva to rinse our mouth of food debris and more importantly to break down food particles. When we have dry mouth, our teeth become more vulnerable to food particles and bacteria causing cavities, not to mention our mouth isn’t being continuously rinsed our saliva. Chewing sugarless gum can increase saliva flow.
  • Infections — for those with allergies or who appear of sinus problems, we can sometimes develop an infection in our nasal area and sinus. Infection which makes our body produce mucus as a defense mechanism and bacteria feed off. When bacteria feed on the mucus, it can cause halitosis. The same can happen when we experience throat infection.
  • Diets — the diet we choose to eat also affects our health. Whether it’s a low carb diet, fasting, or overeating onions, garlic, etc. they have an impact on how our breath smell.
  • Foreign Body — this is most common in children but having a foreign body, such as an eraser or bean, in the nasal area can cause bad breath. And not from your mouth necessarily but your nose.
  • Medications — some medications can cause bad breath for either the breakdown of chemicals or dry mouth. Drugs can cause dry mouth which leads to the less saliva flow.
  • Medical Conditions — we can experience halitosis because of other medical conditions within our body such as gastric reflux, liver or kidney disease, or diabetes.
  • Smoking — smoking or tobacco products cause our breath to smell like their products just like how they stick to our clothes.

Treatment

If you have bad breath, consider your cleaning routine for your mouth before visiting your dentist right away. Rule out the possibility that it isn’t poor oral hygiene. You want to ensure you clean your teeth thoroughly by brushing them twice a day and flossing at least before bedtime.

Once oral hygiene has been ruled out, visit your dentist for further instructions. Your dentist can recommend a toothpaste or mouthwash with an antibacterial agent but, if it has something to do with cavities or gum disease, your dentist will need to do further dental procedures. It could involve cleaning the area thoroughly before applying a filling.

Depending on what the cause is, the dentist can further examine the situation and see what is necessary to do for treatment.

Having halitosis is an embarrassing experience and self-destructing to our confidence, it is not an ideal condition, yet it is treatable. If you continue to experience horrible bad breath despite what you do to correct it make an appointment with one of our providers to consult with them by filling this form here.     

Our Exclusive One Low Fee for Wisdom Teeth Extraction

There are times when your wisdom teeth can remain untouched if they provide no harm to your gums, teeth, or bone, but will be monitored to ensure there is no change. However, if your wisdom teeth are showing signs of complications then, removing them will be the best solution to further prevent infection and extensive dental treatment.

At The Center of Dental Professionals, we want to make dental treatment affordable and the best you deserve. We are now offering an exclusive offer of ONE LOW FEE of $897 for ALL wisdom teeth removal plus IV sedation!

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Keeping a Healthy Smile During Spring Activities and Sports

Spring is here, and so are the many recreational activities and sports that come with the warm weather of the season. Activities such as baseball, softball, volleyball, lacrosse, outdoor track and field, hiking, and mountain biking. Outdoor activities that are fun to play in and enjoy but can also be the cause of some potential injures.

Part of ensuring we keep a healthy mouth is by taking preventative precautions to protect our smile and teeth.

Our teeth are an essential aspect of our daily life as we use them to speak and chew our food. Keeping our teeth and mouth protected from dental conditions and injuries is crucial to do when playing a sport or participating in a recreational activity. How can we do that?

Mouthguards

Mouthguards are a wonderful tool to have in your sports bag. They aren’t just for kids but adults as well. They provide your mouth with an outer guard and inner cushion to keep your soft tissue and teeth from harsh impacts and from having severe mouth-related injuries. It makes the impact of a ball or falls less forceful and damaging as it would be without it.

Hydration

We need to hydrate when we’re playing or participating in sports. By hydration we don’t mean drinking sports drinks or sugary drinks; we’re referring to water. Water is an essential part of our dental health and overall health.

Water is needed to keep our body functioning by distributing the nutrients we need to get rid of waste and to keep our muscles moving. So what can water do for our teeth? It keeps them clean. It washes away any food debris or residue that can cause damage to our teeth such as bacteria. Not only does it clean mouth it can dilute the acids produced by the acids in our mouth.

Another advantage of water is, it helps with dry mouth. Our saliva is a significant component of our mouth because it’s the first line of defense we have against cavities and tooth decay. Saliva provides your mouth with the nutrition our teeth need and maintain our mouth clean. Having a low flow of saliva puts us at risk of tooth decay and cavities since it removes the protection from our teeth.   

Our teeth and mouth are essential parts of our overall health. While we partake in outdoor activities and sports, remembering to remain well hydrated is important and to put mouthguards to prevent any mouth-related injuries.

The warm weather is among us, and we should enjoy it, but safety is important, especially our smile. This spring, take the measures you need to have a healthy mouth. If you’re in need of a dental check-up, schedule an appointment with us today!  

 

Orthodontics Treatment: Braces for One Low Fee

Orthodontic treatment is important to get when needed as it can result in a healthy smile and mouth, treatment remedying any irregularities found in the teeth and jaws such as braces. Braces are the most common orthodontic treatment to align teeth. Orthodontic treatment involving braces usually begins between the ages 8 and 14 even up into adulthood.  

When do you need braces and why should you get them?

Well, you need braces to align your teeth, that’s what they are used for. Getting braces as soon as there are signs of misalignment is critical to preventing further dental problems down the line. What indicates we need braces:

  • Crowding – when there’s not enough space for your teeth resulting in crooked teeth. The most common reason to get braces especially for kids.
  • Overbite – when there’s overlap of the front lower teeth by the upper teeth.
  • Crossbite –  is an abnormal bite where one or more teeth are at a buccal or lingual position than the opposing teeth. It’s a misalignment of the dental arches.
  • Underbite – is where all the upper teeth are behind the lower teeth.
  • Open Bite – is when front upper and lower teeth do not touch even when the mouth is closed.

Ensuring that these conditions don’t worsen is critical to our teeth and oral health. We don’t want to leave these dental and oral conditions left untreated since overtime; it can worsen and cause more dental harm. If left untreated, you can experience the following complications:

  • Oral hygiene
  • Plaque
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth loss
  • Gum disease
  • Jaw problems
  • Chewing
  • Speech problems 

Not to mention there’s an increased risk of fracturing your front teeth and wearing your teeth out. We need our teeth for breaking down foods and for speaking. It plays a vital role in our overall health, so we need to take measures to prevent dental problems and maintain a healthy smile and healthy mouth.

New braces systems align teeth in a gentle, comfortable and faster possible way for the patient!

With new technologies and new treatment methods, orthodontic treatment involving braces has become more optional, comfortable, and with fewer adjustments and dental visits for the patient.

At The Center of Dental Professionals, we offer two brace systems our specialized dentists use to treat patients. They are the Damon System and Fastbraces, both of which align teeth but in a much gentle manner than traditional braces.

What’s the difference between the Damon System and Fastbraces?

Both of these brace systems are used to treat misalignment of the teeth in a faster way. However, the approach to straighten teeth is very different.

Damon System is a self-ligating brace that allows you to experience treatment without tightening since the need for elastic bands are eliminated. They were designed to be discreet, comfortable and easy to clean. Treatment time for this bracing system is shorter than conventional braces.

Fastbraces is a system that is a non-extraction system. It uses an innovating triangular bracket and square shape wire to correct the position of root from the beginning of treatment. This is done through the combination of realigning the root and crown of the tooth simultaneously for a one-step approach to straighten teeth. Treatment time for this bracing system can last up to 3 months or 1 year.   

At our dental offices, we are offering one low fee for both bracketing systems. What’s the ONE LOW FEE? For $3999, you’ll get your orthodontic treatment with a monthly payment as low as $97.

Call us at 801-505-7152 today to make an appointment to start your orthodontic treatment today!

 

Wisdom Teeth Extraction One Low Fee

What do you know about wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the late bloomers of our mouth also known as our last molars. They usually erupt between the age of 17 and 21 during the beginnings of our adulthood.

Wisdom teeth can be complicated teeth that can cause us pain and swelling. Part of the reason why this happens is, wisdom teeth usually don’t emerge properly or are impacted. What does that mean? It means it’s the root of your discomfort and pain.

When wisdom teeth start to erupt, they can come out improperly which can lead to many complications such as:

  • allows food to become trapped causing cavity-causing bacteria to grow.
  • make it difficult to floss between wisdom teeth and neighboring molars.
  • allows bacteria to enter the gums for infection to occur.
  • painful crowding and disease.

Impacted teeth can cause great discomfort and swelling in the gums and jaw. Having impacted teeth means

  • there’s no room for them to come out causing them to crowd or damage other teeth.
  • can form a cyst on or near the impacted tooth damaging the roots of teeth or destroy the bone supporting your teeth.

Removing your wisdom teeth is a short process but is usually a longer dental recovery.

If your wisdom teeth are showing signs of complications, removing them is the best solution to prevent further infection or dental treatment.

Before getting your wisdom teeth removed, you want to talk with your oral surgeon about the process, questions you might have about the surgery, and the type of anesthesia you’ll be getting. Knowing as much as you can about the procedure and what to expect can ease some of the anxiety you might be feeling.  

During the surgery, you can expect it to be 45 minutes or less to remove your wisdom teeth. There are 3 types of anesthesia you can be given,

  1. Local anesthesia – the numbing of the gums and may even be given nitrous oxide to breathe to relax you or doze you off.
  2. I.V. sedation – numbs your mouth and might inject into your veins to make you drowsy.
  3. General anesthesia – you are put to sleep throughout the whole process by injecting you through the veins or breathing gas in through a mask.

Once you’ve been sedated, your wisdom teeth will be removed and stitched up in no time. The process of recovery can take 4 days up to a week but it is dependent on every person.

If you’re in need of getting your wisdom teeth removed you’re in luck! We’re offering a ONE LOW FEE of $897 for….get ready for it…

ALL wisdom teeth removal plus IV sedation…for just a low fee of $897.

Call today to book an appointment or consultation. Get your wisdom removed in no time without breaking the bank.

What To Do When You Have Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums when brushing and flossing can be worrisome, so what can be causing your gums to bleed? There are many factors that can contribute to your bleeding gums when brushing or flossing, some are temporary and some are more concerning. Learning about the causes of these can help you better assess what you need to do.  

Causes

What can be causing your gums to bleed? Before making an appointment with the dentist, we recommend you assess and adjust some of the possibilities of why you might be bleeding. Common factors to bleeding gums are:

  • Plaque buildup along the gumline and in between the teeth  
  • Improper dental care and tools
  • Vitamin C or K deficiencies
  • Side effects of medication

Plaque Buildup

By not removing plaque in a timely manner, it can harden into tartar. This leads to gum irritation, bleeding, and into advanced forms of gum disease such as gingivitis or a more serious disease known as periodontitis. Flossing once a day or twice a day can help remove the plaque building up from the food we eat. Once plaque has become tartar you need to make an appointment with your dentist to remove it.

Improper Dental Care and Tools

If your gums are bleeding from brushing or flossing there could be a few things happening. Either you’re dental care regimen needs to change, or the tools you use are  too rough on your teeth and gums. When you floss and notice blood, it can mean you’re using vigorous, aggressive motions with the floss, you need to floss more often, or you’re brushing hard. Being gentle on your teeth when brushing and flossing can help ease the irritation you cause. If you are gentle and regularly brush and floss, you may want to change your medium or firm bristle toothbrush into a soft bristle one.

Unbalanced Diet

Eating a well-balanced diet is important not just for health but for our teeth. We need to have a diet rich in nutrients to keep our teeth and gums healthy. Not eating a meal rich in nutrients can cause vitamin deficiencies particularly vitamin C and K. These two vitamins are pivotal to your oral health since vitamin C is essential to keeping the connective tissues of your gum strong while vitamin K helps block substances from breaking down bone. Having deficiencies in these vitamins can weaken your gums and teeth making them loose and bleed increasing your risk of gum disease.

Medication Side Effects

Over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin and ibuprofen are commonly known as blood thinners, which increase bleeding when you cut yourself. If you brush hard and begin to bleed you might bleed more than you should. Prescribed medication can even cause mild side effects like gum bleeding. Noticing if bleeding gums are a side effect of prescribed medication is reason enough to go see you primary doctor for new medication alternative to rule out medication as a possible reason to your bleeding.

What Do You Do?

Bleeding gums can be rinsed with warm salt water to kill bacteria around the infected area and keep it from spreading deeper into the gums and roots of the teeth. In addition to rinsing your mouth, applying pressure with gauze to stop the bleeding. Make sure your hands and gauze are clean to avoid increasing your infection.   

As I mentioned earlier, before booking an appointment with your dentist right away. try to eliminate some possible causes. Once you’ve eliminated some of the causes and there’s been no improvement in your condition, then make an appointment to see your dentist to get further examinations done.  

Keeping a regular dental check-up with your dentist every 6 months is your first line of defense for any oral or dental conditions from worsening. Be sure to visit your dentist twice a year and to be gentle during your oral hygiene. Healthy teeth and gums makes for a great smile. If you need to schedule an appointment for regular cleaning, call us at 801-747-8018.

5 Ways to Survive Braces

Have you recently gone to the dentist to get braces? We know getting braces on is a big change, and we know you’re wondering how you’re going to survive this!

Change can be uncomfortable, but thinking about the long-term benefits of why you’re going through this treatment will motivate you to see that it’s worth it. But let’s be real, we never see the bright side so quickly as we like to think.

So, we’ve come up with 5 ways to SURVIVE YOUR BRACES! These helpful tips are ways to maintain your oral hygiene to prevent further dental treatment after your braces, and to help alleviate the pain you might experience.

  1. Learn to brush your teeth carefully and after your meals. Yes, you may already know how to brush your teeth but having braces means having extra care. You need to brush all of your teeth gently from top to bottom particularly around the braces. With more surfaces for food and bacteria to hide and build up, brushing after a meal will keep your teeth healthy and clean. An interproximal brush can help get in between your braces (it looks like a little Christmas tree). Ask your orthodontist for techniques on brushing with braces.
  2. Floss your teeth or use gum soft picks to avoid food build up. Using floss with braces will be challenging, yet it’s necessary to prevent bacteria build-up. Eating and maintaining your oral hygiene has just gotten a bit difficult, but if you make it a habit of flossing, you’ll keep your teeth clean and gums healthy.  Floss threaders make it easier for you to be able to get the floss in between each bracket and wire.
  3. Carry dental wax with you. Why might you want to use dental wax? When you get a sore in your mouth due to your braces, the dental wax is great to protect it from further damage. Placing the dental wax over the bracket that’s causing irritation in your mouth will protect it and alleviate your discomfort.
  4. Have over-the-counter pain relievers. As an adult, this is no problem, but with a child make sure you’re giving them right over-the-counter medicines. Most common pain relievers are Tylenol and ibuprofen. Verify with your orthodontists which is better to use and when it should you give it to your child. This is usually given as a last resort to alleviate the pain or discomfort you’re experiencing. Having a few on hand can be handy, especially when you’re away from the comfort of your home.   
  5. Numb the pain or discomfort with cold drinks and foods. Experiencing discomfort or pain of any kind is always unpleasant. Drinking or eating something cold like ice cream or a smoothie can help numb the pain which allows you feel at ease. Of course, you don’t want to overdo it with the sugary foods. Try having healthy cold beverages and foods to avoid getting bacteria build up.

Braces can be a pain but the better care you take of your teeth during the process, you’ll see it was worth going through the treatment. You’ll have a beautiful and a healthy smile you’ll want to share. Surviving your braces is always easier when you have a survival kit. When you come in to get braces, you’ll leave with your very own survival kit to help you during your orthodontic treatment! If you’re in need of orthodontic treatment or need consultation, set an appointment with us today.

Which Foods Are Most Damaging To Your Enamel?

The diet we choose can affect our body and most importantly our teeth! Our teeth are the first to help with our digestive system and are the ones prone to damage from the food we eat. Our teeth don’t grow back so when we damage them; they are damaged. Some foods keep our teeth and gums healthy, and others do the opposite. There are four kinds of foods we should avoid while eating or at least minimize the amount we intake.

Foods High in Sugar

Even though foods high in sugar are delicious and have more flavor, they are harmful to our bodies and our teeth. We should be careful with how much intake we get from sugar foods. The bacteria in our mouth feeds off the sugar to create acids, the first steps to what can lead to cavities and tooth decay. You want to minimize your intake of sugar especially if it is refined sugar and not to let sugar linger in the mouth too long. Foods high in sugar include sugar, soft drinks, candies, dried fruit, desserts, jams, or cereal.

Sticky/Chewy  Foods:

Soft foods are another type of food you want to avoid eating. The softness of food may sound good and effortless when it comes to chewing, but it causes more damage to our teeth. Sticky and chewy foods are clingers to our teeth; they stick and stay on teeth especially in between them for a long time. The longer the food stays in our mouth, the more acid bacteria produce. After eating sticky/ chewy foods make sure you clean your teeth thoroughly by flossing! Flossing will help you get in between your teeth where your toothbrush doesn’t reach. Foods that are sticky and chewy are jelly beans, Laffy Taffy, dry fruit, beef jerky, cereal bars, or ginger cookies.

Hard Foods:

Our enamel is hard, but it doesn’t mean it’s durable. Our enamel may handle breaking down hard food when we choose to eat it; however, we always run the risk of chipping a tooth and damaging our enamel over time by weakening it. If food is too hard to chew on, then it means it’s not supposed to be in our mouth to eat. Hard foods to avoid are ice, Japanese peanuts, jolly ranchers, or uncooked popcorn.

Starchy Foods and Refined Carbohydrates:

Starchy foods are complex carbohydrates which contain a chain of sugar molecules. Not all starch foods are a source of fiber, and some contain more starch which are the ones we want to avoid to decrease tooth decay since they stay in the mouth longer. Refined carbohydrates are another source of carbohydrates to avoid as the fiber and nutritional value of the food is extracted. Refine carbs and starchy food quickly change into sugar the minute they enter our mouth due to the bacteria and saliva. Specific foods to be careful with are white bread, pasta, white rice, breaded or battered food, ice cream, bagels, corn chips, or pies.

Acidic Foods:

Foods high in acid are dangerous! They can erode our teeth’s enamel causing tooth decay and cavities. It can even cause us to weaken our teeth making them sensitive. Sensitive teeth aren’t the best to have when you are drinking cold or hot beverages not to mention they continue to hurt over time. Foods high in acid are lemons, limes, oranges, tomatoes, coffee, or pickles.

Dry Mouthing Foods:

Having a dry mouth is always uncomfortable, sometimes it’s an unpleasant experience when you are trying to eat, talk or walk from one place to another without feeling the dryness in your throat. Foods causing our mouths to dry isn’t the best choice of food to have. We need to have saliva in our mouth regularly. Our saliva contains minerals our mouth needs and helps wash out plaque. It can even help prevent specific food from sticking to our teeth! We need to keep ourselves hydrated, and foods doing the opposite are coffee, energy drinks, alcohol, crackers, or toasted bread.

These are just some of the types of foods we want to avoid eating or minimize our intake of to reduce the damage we can cause to our teeth’s enamel. Our teeth need to have the same care as the rest of our body, but it needs extra attention as it’s the first step to our digestive system and is exposed to the damages of food. We choose what foods we eat and even though there are foods we eat that can harm our teeth but are good to our body doesn’t in no way mean we can’t have it. It just means we have to be cautious of how much we eat and creating a balance with the foods we eat to minimize the production of acid and the risks of damaging our teeth’s enamel.