Your dentist knows 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 rinses food fragments off of teeth and helps neutralize acids.
This is great news for dessert lovers because sweets consumed after meals have a lower risk to your teeth because your mouth is already in optimum cleansing mode. If you must indulge, it’s better to have sweets with a meal.
In addition, remember that the type of treat is as essential as when you eat it. Dentists constantly remind their dental patients that sticky candies stay on their teeth for a long time, even when their saliva is flowing. And hard candies that you suck for an extended time give bacteria a perfect environment to create harmful enamel-weakening acids.
The welcoming team at Cary Family Dental 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.