It’s not realistic for most people to completely avoid sugary treats. Eating sweets at certain times is better for your teeth than others. For instance, when you eat a full meal, your saliva production increases. Saliva rinses food fragments off of teeth and helps neutralize acids.
This is great news for dessert lovers because it means that sweets consumed after meals have a lower risk to your teeth because your mouth is already in a plaque-fighting state. If you must indulge, it’s better to have sweets with a meal.
Furthermore, remember that the type of treat is as vital as when you eat it. Dentists are constantly reminding their dental patients that sticky candies stay on your teeth for a long time, even when your saliva is flowing. And hard candies that you suck for an extended time give bacteria a perfect environment to create detrimental enamel-weakening acids.
The committed to excellence team at Oceanside Dental Excellence is here to help you have the healthiest and most attractive smile possible. We provide general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry such as tooth whitening, dental crowns, porcelain veneers, short term braces, oral conscious sedation, inlays and onlays.
We are currently accepting new patients, call 760-439-3400 today to book an appointment!
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