Sugary Treats & The Effect On Your Teeth

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Over time, sugars of any kind can result in tooth decay. What most people don’t realize is that almost all foods including vegetables and milk contain some type of sugar! This doesn’t mean that these foods should be cut out, as they are a necessary part of a healthy diet. However, there are a few dietary adjustments that can help protect your teeth from tooth decay.

–  Eat a nutritious and balanced diet. Focus on your grains, fruits, vegetables, protein and low-fat dairy.
– Check food labels for “hidden” sugars.
– Avoid sugary foods that linger in your mouth, like hard or chewy candy.
– Healthy snacks. Limit between-meal snacks but when you do snack, stick to treats such as cheese, fruits, and yogurt.
– Drink water, not soda!
– Oral Hygiene is the best defence. Keep up with brushing and flossing twice a day!
Brushing and flossing your teeth thoroughly after eating is the best way to avoid tooth decay. Oral hygiene cleans recent sugary foods and existing bacteria off of your teeth before they have the chance to cause any damage. Remember your periodontist is here to help you care for your teeth and gums! Contact us at Niagara Periodontics in St. Catharine’s for more information!

– The Niagara Periodontics Team

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