Good morning to all the people who love sweets!
Yes, we know that you can’t resist your morning cup of sweetened coffee, tea, or juice, even though you know it is bad for your teeth (and your health).
Did you know there still are things you can do to protect your teeth? Here are some suggestions to consider:
1. Drink, don’t sip!
Drink quickly to give your body time to wash away the bad stuff. Did you know that sipping gives bacteria more time to eat sugar and create cavities? Same goes for your child: If you give your child juice, have them drink it with meals only, and put only water in a sippy cup they carry around during the day.
2. Wash your mouth with tap water after drinking.
Not only will this wash away most of the sugar, it will also save you time (yes, we are all in a rush in the morning) and decrease chances of damaging your enamel. Acidic foods and drinks, like coffee and fruit juices, weaken tooth enamel. Brushing too soon after acidic foods can damage the enamel in its weakened state.
3. Don’t be afraid of fluoride
It can protects teeth.
4. Keep up good brushing habits.
Brush and clean between your teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day and clean between your teeth once a day. Help all kids under the age of eight to brush and floss as well!
5. Visit your dentist regularly!
Call us today to schedule your appointment!