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Less Sugar, Fewer Cavities

It’s no secret that sugar contributes to the creation of cavities. When sugar is allowed to collect in your mouth, it helps produce acid which erodes the enamel of your teeth. Once the enamel is eroded, the tooth becomes vulnerable to tooth decay and other dental problems. So while we often discuss good brushing techniques and the importance of a good home dental health care routine, we overlook the benefits of curbing sugar consumption. Follow these tips and book regular checkups at Derna Dental Clinic to keep your mouth cavity-free!

It’s a good idea to limit your sugar intake between meals. Your mouth produces more saliva at mealtimes, which helps clean your mouth by washing away sugar and other food debris that may accumulate in your mouth. Brushing and flossing after a meal will also ensure your mouth is free of potentially problematic sugar.

However, less saliva is produced between meals, meaning your mouth will retain more food debris from the snacks you eat. That’s why it’s important to avoid sugary snacks to satisfy your hankering. Instead of sports drinks or soda, drink water to stay hydrated. Stay away from processed foods and replace them with fruit and/or vegetables. Your teeth will thank you.

Last (but certainly not least) book regular checkups at Derna Dental Clinic in Surrey. Our friendly team will make sure your teeth are their cleanest, and our dentists will keep an eye out for any developing dental hygiene issues. Call or click today to schedule an appointment!