Your dentist knows that it’s too much to ask that you never indulge in sugary treats. Eating sweets can be less harmful for your teeth at certain times. For instance, during mealtime, your saliva production increases and saliva is necessary to neutralize acids and rinse bits of food off of teeth.
This is great news for dessert lovers because it means that sweets consumed after meals have a lower risk to your teeth because your mouth is already in a better condition for cleaning. If you must indulge, it’s better to have sweets with a meal.
Furthermore, remember that the type of treat is as vital as when you eat it. Dentists are constantly reminding their dental patients that sticky candies stay on your teeth for a long time, even when your saliva is flowing. And hard candies that you suck for an extended time give bacteria a perfect environment to create dangerous enamel-weakening acids.
The professional and aware team at Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS – Century City Aesthetic Dentistry is here to help you have the healthiest and most attractive smile possible. We provide general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry such as tooth whitening, dental crowns, porcelain veneers, short term braces, oral conscious sedation, inlays and onlays.
We are currently accepting new patients, call 310-277-5678 today to book an appointment!