Do you have a sweet tooth? Join the club. For many of our patients at Flawless Smile Dentistry in Broken Arrow and Claremore OK, it’s not realistic to recommend avoiding sugary treats.
If you fit that category, here is something useful to know: eating sweets at certain times is better for your teeth than others. For instance, when you eat a full meal, your saliva production increases. Saliva is necessary to neutralize acids and rinse bits of food off of teeth.
That means that sweets consumed after meals have a lower risk to your teeth, because your mouth is already in optimum cleansing mode. Sweets after meals are preferable to sweets eaten between meals as snacks.
Additionally, remember that the type of treat is as important as when you eat it. We constantly remind our 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 dangerous enamel-weakening acids.
A good choice? Chocolate! A lot of our patients are happy to hear that. Ordinary chocolate melts away quickly and won’t stick to your teeth.
At Flawless Smile Dentistry in Broken Arrow and Claremore OK, our services include general dentistry. People throughout Foyil, Chouteau, Coweta, Owasso, and Tulsa also come to us for cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. Contact us today!
Contact Flawless Smile Dentistry:
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2319 North 9th Street
Broken Arrow,OK 74012