What we eat will significantly influence the health of our teeth and gums. This is because whatever you eat passes through your mouth and will therefore impact your oral health either negatively or positively. It is therefore important to check on what you eat to improve or maintain your proper dental health. One of the foods that our dentists always advise against heavy intake is sugar. This is because sugar adversely affects the health of your teeth and gums.
Why is sugar bad for your oral health?
Sugar causes tooth decay and cavities and can also increase the chances of you developing gum infections. In your mouth, some bacteria act on the sugars that you eat. When the sugar is broken down by the bacteria, the end product is usually acid, which then starts eating into your enamel, leading to tooth decay and cavities. The acid and increased tooth decay will put you at heightened risk of developing gum problems.
It is therefore important to cut down on the intake of sugar to protect your oral health. Many people report having sugar cravings. There are several ways you can fight your sugar cravings to maintain the health of your teeth.
Drink plenty of water
Many health professionals state that dehydration often leads to dehydration. Therefore, make sure to hydrate properly to reduce the chance of indulging in overeating sugars.
Increase protein Intake
Proteins make you feel fuller and therefore enable you to keep away from that sugary snack that you always crave when hungry.
Eat a fruit
Fruit can be excellent at providing you with natural sugars that your body might be needing. This will allow you to avoid artificial sweeteners.
Talk to our dentist
Dentists are medical doctors, and they can help you fight your sugar cravings. Visit our clinic and talk to our experts who will guide you on the process of cutting down on sugar intake for improved oral health.
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