Thinking that sugar is your main problem with your oral health, so you’re building up the guts to just cut it out altogether? While this can certainly benefit your smile, it might not be the massive solution that you think it is! Learn more from your Corona dentist, while you take in some very helpful sugar hints!
Hint: Don’t Assume It’s Your Only Problem
If you assume that sugar is your only problem, you will discover that you are incorrect! Unfortunately, you may find this out by developing a cavity or some other issue, explains your Corona dentist. Instead, let us clarify the details for you:
- Yes, sugar can contribute to damaging problems with your smile health because when you eat it, the result is that the bacteria in your mouth feast on it. As they digest the sugars, acids are released!
- Acid is your problem. It can come from eating sugar. It can come in the form of other acids (sodas, juices, citrus fruits, etc.). It can also happen when your mouth isn’t moist enough (dry mouth). Avoiding sugar helps but you need to optimize your dental care to truly prevent problems.
Hint: Rinse After You Eat It
Your Corona dentist reminds you that if you do choose to eat sugar, you’re not going to immediately end up with cavities. You don’t have to let it sit on your teeth, while bacteria feed on it either. Instead, after you eat something sugary (or acidic), you may swish a mouthful of water! Rinse your smile off. It’s that easy. Give your smile time to return to a less acid pH level, as well, which means taking near a half hour. Then, follow up with brushing.
We Have Tips For Your Sweet Tooth
Wondering how to balance your love of sugar with your dedication to a healthy smile? We can help. Give us a call in Corona, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.