At Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark, we know that it’s too much to ask that you never indulge in 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 is necessary to neutralize acids and rinse bits of food off of teeth.
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 better condition for cleaning. If you must indulge, it’s better to have sweets with a meal.
Moreover, the type of treat is as vital as when you eat it. Dentists are constantly reminding their patients that sticky candies stay on 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 harmful enamel-weakening acids.
At Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark, we want the best possible dental health for all our patients. Go ahead and have dessert: just be sure to floss and brush at bedtime. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!
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