It’s probably too much to ask that you never indulge in sugary treats. What’s life without a little sweetness? But the dentists at Falls Pointe Dental in Raleigh want you to know that eating sweets at certain times is better for your teeth than others.
Dessert is a good example. 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 better condition for cleaning. If you must indulge, it’s better to have sweets with a meal.
Additionally, remember that the type of treat is as vital as when you eat it. Dentists are constantly reminding their 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 team at Falls Pointe Dental is here to help you have the healthiest and most attractive smile possible. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today.