If you have a sweet tooth, you know not to make your diet too sweet. You treat yourself to sugary desserts but try to limit the sugar elsewhere in your diet. That’s a good strategy for a healthier smile and a healthier body!
Unfortunately, sugar can be found in many foods that might surprise you. Take breakfast, for instance. This short video shows that popular breakfast foods from the grocery and fast food chains have more sugar than a glazed doughnut. An oatmeal dish from McDonald’s has twice as much sugar as the doughnut! The video also offers some suggestions for less sugary alternatives.
It’s a good idea to educate yourself about food ingredients so you can treat yourself to sugar where it counts (dessert) and cut down on it elsewhere in your diet. To lessen the cavity-causing effects of sugar:
- Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss daily too.
- See us at least twice a year for dental cleanings.
- If you are prone to cavities, you may also benefit from fluoride treatments and/or dental sealants.