Sugar and Your Oral Health
Here at Atlanta Dental Spa, we don’t just place amazing dental implants. We care about every aspect of your oral health. Ao as you gear up for summer and all the delicious treats that come along with it, Dr. Currie and the staff at Atlanta Dental Spa want you to carefully consider what the impact of too much sugar could do to your smile. The consumption of sugar might be delicious, but your teeth might suffer from the sugary desserts you are about to consume. Moreover, excess consumption of sweet treats can alter mouth pH, increase tooth decay, weaken gums and cause tooth loss.
How Can Dental Implants Help?
Tooth decay can be one proven result of eating too much sugar. Once the decay takes over, partial or full tooth loss can do significant damage your oral health and your confidence. If this is the case for you, dental implants could help you replace those missing teeth permanently and easily. Luckily, learning about superior dental implant options is simple as talking with the dental implant professionals at Atlanta Dental Spa. In a few office visits with Dr. Currie, patients can quickly replace missing teeth and get on with their lives. Additionally, dental implants are resistant to tooth decay, so you need not worry about cavities or root canals for your newly replaced tooth.
Does The Amount Of Sugar You Eat Matter?
According to dentists, bacteria feeds off the sugar present in the foods you eat every day. When this happens, bacteria particles increase the acids that are dangerous to teeth. Over time, acids from sugar can destroy tooth enamel, cause tooth decay and result in ultimate tooth loss. Consequently, over time, even a small amount of sugar could cause the same effect as over consumption.
How Can I Prevent Tooth Decay?
Simply put, patients can prevent enamel erosion, as well as turn tooth decay, by brushing and flossing their teeth regularly. Visiting your dentist regularly for teeth cleaning and checkups is also important, as well as avoiding high sugar foods.
Here are some other easy steps patients can utilize to keep their teeth healthy and beautiful:
- Brush and floss your teeth after meals.
- Chew sugar-free gum after meals if you cannot brush.
- Avoid acidic beverages like soft drinks, fruit juices and sports drinks.
- See your dentist regularly for cleaning and examinations.
- Limit baked goods, candy and sugary snacks.
- Use a good-quality fluoride mouthwash.
- Choose healthy small meals and snacks that include fruits, raw vegetables, cheese, nuts and peanut butter.
- Eat a variety of foods from each of the five major food groups, including lean sources of protein (lean beef, skinless poultry, fish, dry beans, peas, other legumes), fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free dairy products.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Bring Your Family To Dr. Currie For All Your Dental Care
Unfortunately, as sugar consumption increases in the American diet, oral health is becoming a larger problem. Here at Atlanta Dental Spa, Dr. Currie believes in helping all of his Atlanta, GA area patients understand how important their dental health is. Moreover, since dental health is often linked to the state of patient overall health, focusing more attention on oral health will often improve overall health and wellness. If you would like more information about how dental implants can help your oral health or financing options for your new smile, please feel free to read through the rest of our specially created dental implants website or call us. When you have all of the information you need to make your dental health care decisions, contact us to schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Currie. We can’t wait to help you, so call us now to get started.