Few people can abstain from sweets altogether. Eating sweets at certain times is better for your teeth than others. For instance, when you eat a full meal, your saliva production increases. This helps to rinse food particles from your mouth as well as neutralize the acids that cause plaque.
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 plaque-fighting state. Dentists agree that sweets after meals are preferable to sweets eaten between meals as snacks.
Moreover, remember that the type of treat is as important as when you eat it. Dentists are constantly reminding their dental patients that sticky candies stay on their 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 harmful enamel-weakening acids.
The caring team at Mark A. Miely DDS 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.
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