Are All Carbs Created Equal?

Categories: Family Dentistry

Diet Changes For Healthier Teeth In Los Angeles

Hello, I am Dr. Bill Dorfman of Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in Los Angeles. Today, we are focusing on diet and oral health.

I’m sure you brush and floss regularly and hopefully visit your Los Angeles dental practice for needed cleanings, but did you know that making small but vital changes to your diet can improve your oral health?

Most Los Angeles residents are aware that the sugar found in candy, cookies, juices and sodas can harm your teeth, but some Beverly Hills people don’t realize that all carbohydrates can cause cavities. A handful of pretzels or a piece of pumpernickel bread can have the same effect on your teeth as a fudge brownie.

All carbohydrates break down into simple sugars, which are converted into plaque, which can then cause cavities and gum disease. Carbs are naturally sticky and adhere to your teeth. Eating carbs with meals is healthier than eating them as snacks because more saliva is generated at mealtime. Saliva helps prevent food particles from sticking to teeth.

At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, I continue to see tooth damage caused by sodas and sports drinks. If you choose to drink them, sip them through a straw. By limiting the contact of these drinks on your teeth, you will help preserve your enamel.

Another critical way people can improve their oral health is to get 800mg of calcium a day for men and 1,000mg for women under 50. Calcium helps strengthen your jaw and secure your teeth firmly in the jaw bone.

Diet alone will not prevent cavities and dangerous gum disease for Los Angeles dental patients, however, wise eating supports healthy teeth and gums.

My staff and I at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry are accepting new Los Angeles general and cosmetic dental patients in the 90067 zip code area. I encourage you to call 310-277-5678 today to schedule an exam and cleaning, if needed.

Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in Los Angeles offers a full menu of general and specialty dental services including cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign braces. For more specifics, call today to schedule an appointment or visit


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2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles, CA