Never met a pie you didn’t like? Or candy bar? Or ice cream flavor? If so, you might be someone with a serious sweet tooth! Since this may not bode well for your oral health, we think you might be interested in some helpful information regarding what you can do, what you shouldn’t do, and how to keep your smile safe as can be. Think you’ve already got it covered? Let’s find out with a sweet little quiz!
Quiz Questions: True or False?
- True or False: If you have a sweet tooth and indulge in sugar frequently, you may be more likely to experience decay because cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth feed on sugar.
- True or False: Remaining mindful about cleaning your smile after you eat something sweet is actually extremely beneficial for your oral health. You should just rinse with water, wait, then brush in a half hour.
- True or False: An easy way to ensure you’re not going overboard with the sweet stuff is to only eat it away from your house. When you don’t have candy, pastries, etc. at home, you won’t be as likely to consume sugar all day long.
- True. Unfortunately, the more sugar you consume, the more likely you are to experience decay. Why? Well, because you are literally feeding the bacteria in your mouth, which will then excrete acids that soften your enamel.
- True. When you remove the sugar from your smile from either rinsing or rinsing and brushing, you greatly limit the damage that can come from it.
- True. You’ll be surprised! If you don’t engage in sugar eating at home but only away from your house, you can easily cut out a good portion of the sweets you consume every day (which is good for your oral health!)
Ask For Advice When You Need It
Come in for dental checkups and ask for the advice you need, while you’re at our practice. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.