Limit Your sugar Intake as Part of Your Tooth Decay Prevention Plan

Posted by Jeanne V. Devi DDS on Aug 6 2019, 03:14 AM

While there are natural sources of sugar such as fruits, vegetables, and honey, you may also receive sugar from conventional foods such as chips and cookies. 

How Sugar Affects Teeth?

Foods rich in white processed sugar are especially harmful because they create a sticky film on your teeth that your saliva cannot wipe away. Brushing, flossing, mouthwash, and dental cleanings are the only ways to eliminate this residue.

How Can Sugar Limitations Prevent Tooth Decay?

Regularly snacking on high-sugar meals lengthens the time your teeth are exposed to the acids that dissolve them, so it's best to limit your intake. It contributes to the formation of cavities in the mouth.

Tips to Avoid  Tooth Decay Caused by Sugar Intake 

Let’s see some tips in detail:

Avoid Sugar as Much as You Can 

It is beneficial to mineralize your teeth. Sugar reduction is a wonderful place to start. Chew sugarless gum and consume high-fiber vegetables and fruits to stimulate saliva flow. 

Include Dairy Products 

Calcium and phosphates help build teeth; thus, dairy products should be included in your diet. Green and black teas include compounds that aid in suppressing pathogenic mouth germs.

Look for Substitute 

Substitute Natural Sugars for Added Sugars. Limiting your intake of added sugars is fine, but it's better if it's done in moderation. 

Remember that unsweetened cranberries, raspberries, and blackberries contain the least sugar, while mangoes contain the most. Substitute fruit for them.

Read Food Label

Always check the nutrition facts on the products you buy to ensure you're not buying anything with a lot of added sugar. Because components are normally listed in weight order, if added sugar is mentioned as one of the first few ingredients, the product is probably rich in sugar and should be avoided.

Oral Care 

Maintain an Effective Oral Care Routine. Along with a healthy diet, it's critical to maintain a complete dental care regimen to avoid tooth decay naturally. 

Using floss or interdental cleaning to remove food particles between your teeth is essential to brushing twice a day.

While sugar might be difficult to avoid, paying careful attention to the meals you purchase and consume can help you prevent tooth damage. Additionally, practicing proper dental hygiene helps ensure that you have a healthy mouth for many years to come. 

Dr. Jeanne V. Devi, DDS, and her team of dental experts are here to offer preventive and curative treatments for teeth cavities. Call us at (626) 795-2544 or visit our website for more info. We are located at 595 E Colorado Blvd Suite 603, Pasadena, CA 91101.

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