On one hand, there’s the hard-and-fast rule of “don’t keep sugar in your home” that can help you reduce your exposure, thereby helping you to protect your smile health. However, this is not always an idea that’s based in reality! So, the question is, what can you do to limit sugar when your goal isn’t exactly to completely cut it out altogether? As you might have guessed, our Virginia Beach, VA team has easy ideas for you to follow that can quickly help you bring your total daily intake down quite significantly (and without stress or strain!).
Write A Grocery List And Stick To It
We know that you probably have some sort of list that you take with you to the grocery store. However, when it comes to your new goal of reducing your sugar intake at home, we remind you that you can help protect your smile health with the following: Become very intentional about your grocery list and decide before you enter the store that unless it’s on your list, you’re not purchasing it. This helps you avoid the impulse buys that leave you with surprise donuts, candy, and cake you really didn’t mean to bring home!
Don’t Walk Down The Candy Aisle
When you’re striving to eat a balanced diet and to avoid eating too much sugar, which can lead to smile health problems like tooth decay, one aisle you might want to avoid is the candy aisle. You may think it could be fun just to look but why put yourself in such a tempting and disappointing situation? Just skip it altogether, so a bag (or two or three) of candy doesn’t accidentally find its way into your cart!
Reach For Sugarless Gum In The Checkout Lane
Tempted as you check out with your groceries? Toss sugarless gum onto the conveyor belt to indulge your sweet tooth as you enjoy some beneficial smile health protection!
Check Ingredients Of New Items
Unfortunately, it’s easy to consume sugar when you’re not even aware you’re doing it, which can lead to a need for fillings and other restorative care if decay occurs. We remind you that while you may think you’re picking up new items from the store that are sugar free, you don’t know until you read the label. Double-check, rather than assuming, so you don’t unknowingly coat your smile!
Keep Teeth Decay Free
When you want to keep your smile free of cavities, one area of focus is to limit sugar. Come in to our practice for your twice-a-year dental checkups and use this time to ask for guidance in regard to limiting sugar! 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.