Sugar is not good for teeth or for your overall health. This is why it is important to cut the sugar from your diet and make sure to keep it off of your teeth. You want to have healthier teeth and gums overall, but where are you going to cut the sugar out? What if you already feel that you’re eating somewhat healthy?
Here are some tips for not only cutting out the sugar, but making sure that you keep the sugar off of your teeth.
Tips for Reducing Sugar Intake
While you might feel like you don’t intake a lot of sugar on a daily basis, you can still reduce the amount that sits on your teeth. Here are some great tips for helping your oral health and getting more out of the things you eat and the integrity of your teeth.
- Reduce the amount of candy or baked goods that you eat on a daily basis.
- Rinse out your mouth after eating anything that is acidic or high in sugar content.
- Brush after each meal to reduce any type of sugar or other food that might be sitting on the outside of the teeth.
- Stay away from acidic drinks and food, since these can be just as bad as the sugary ones that you eat.
- Do not drink soda, as this can damage the teeth and your overall health because it is a sweet, sugary drink with a high sugar content.
- Drink milk, tea and coffee through a straw to reduce the effects that they have on the teeth.
There are many ways you can eat healthier, reduce sugar and still maintain healthier teeth. Keeping up on your oral hygiene and cleanings at the dentist are great ways to do so. Speak with us today to schedule an appointment.