2 Times You (Don’t Realize) You Leave Your Smile Covered In Sugar

There are times when you may not realize that what you’re doing to your oral health is not so great. You want to eat something sweet but you end up accidentally bathing the entirety of your smile, teeth, gums, and all in sugar for an extended period of time. As you know, this is certainly one way to increase your chance of ending up with tooth decay. Ready for some good news? Fortunately, our Southlake, TX team can help you out with advice! When you are informed of times you’re saturating your smile with acid-forming sugar particles, you can avoid them or simply choose to snack more responsibly!

#1: Snacking At Work

Our team knows that when you’re at work, whether that includes in the work place or even at home as you work on a project, snacking is often a very welcome distraction. What you may not notice is that whether you decide to choose a caramel latte as your snack, a bag of cookies, a bag of candy, etc., you may tend to “snack on it” for quite a while. Then, you may simply sit at your desk without taking any measures after your snack is all gone to protect your oral health. The result? Sugar-covered teeth! Consider these easy suggestions: Rinse with water when you’re done. Make sure your snacking only lasts a few minutes. Choose a snack that’s safe for your smile and eat your sweets during your meal instead! Chew sugarless gum once your snack is done.

#2: When You Eat Dessert On Its Own

Yes, we know, you’re thinking to yourself, what other way is there to eat dessert? Let’s take a moment to consider the fact that whether you plan on eating a piece of cake, a cookie, or even ice cream, that you can eat it during your meal. What do we mean by this? That you alternate from one food to the next? Not exactly. Think about the idea of following your meal immediately with your dessert and how it can benefit your oral health. Remember, when you’re eating a meal, you’re salivating. Maybe you’re sipping water. This helps rinse your smile clean. If you eat your dessert as your saliva is still plentiful, then it will help rinse your teeth and prevent tooth decay.

Take Tips On Board For Cavity Prevention

Want to enjoy your sweet snacks but you wish you could prevent cavities while doing so? Our advice may help! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.