You know that sugary foods aren’t good for your teeth. So you try to make better choices. Sadly, that can be tough with sugar showing up in some unexpected places! You’ll have a better smile if you educate yourself about the ingredients in your food.
You know a glazed doughnut has a lot of sugar. But as this eye-opening video shows, there is almost twice as much sugar in oatmeal from McDonald’s. The video compares the doughnut to other breakfast foods from restaurants and the grocery store.
Fortunately, you can make some substitutions that are better for your oral health – and your overall health too. The video makes several good suggestions.
Diet is just one part of having a healthy smile. Our team is happy to discuss it with you at your next dental exam. You can help protect yourself from cavities with daily brushing and flossing. Rinsing your mouth out with water after having a sweet treat helps cancel out sugar’s harmful effects. If you are prone to cavities, you may benefit from fluoride treatments, dental sealants, or more frequent dental cleanings.