So, you really like indulging in those delectable things your taste buds go crazy for? However, every time you do, you wonder if you’re encouraging tooth decay and if there’s anything you can do to limit it. Fortunately, we do have some simple tips that can help guide you toward protecting your oral health, rather than hoping for the best as you put it in harm’s way.
Do It Quickly!
By “do it quickly,” we don’t mean scarf down your treat as quickly as humanly possible. What we mean is, don’t drag it out over the course of the entire day. Instead, whether you’re eating candy or drinking a soda, finish it all at once. This means a brief exposure to sugar (rather a long-lasting one), which means a less intense experience for teeth and a reduced level of danger that you’re headed toward tooth decay.
Have A Follow-Up Plan
Another important detail if you plan on indulging in something not-so-great for your smile, such as a sugary, high-carb, or acidic food? Make sure you have a follow-up plan to clean your smile. When you rinse with water, brush within a half hour, floss if necessary, or simply chew sugarless gum when you’re through, this is very helpful! Cleaning teeth and making your mouth less acidic helps protect you from issues like tooth decay.
Try To Make Treats Special
We don’t mean set aside special time every day for your treat. We mean, think of treats as special things that you indulge in occasionally. That way, damaging your oral health because you have a sweet tooth, etc., is not as big of a risk!
Ask Us For Tips In Safe Eating
You know that there are certain things you should not eat but you plan on eating them anyway! Make sure your approach is safe by asking us for our suggestions! Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.