Edmond Dentist: An Approach To Holiday Sweets
We know this time of year the holiday favorites are going to everywhere you look. It may be hard to say no to those sweet, tasty treats and we’re not here to preach and tell you not to enjoy them. What our Edmond dentist will do; however, is provide you with some tips for saving your teeth from becoming the victims of those holiday treats.
When you eat sugary goodies it can lead to plaque sitting on your teeth and then the more sugar you eat, the more the plaque grows. The leading culprit in this battle is sugar! So, it makes sense that you should try to cut back on the amount of sugar you intake, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite holiday treats all together.
Here’s the easiest way to approach holiday sweets differently: Use half the amount of white, cane sugar to your recipes when baking. Instead, consider enhancing the sweetness of your baked goods in other ways with all natural sweeteners like vanilla, nutmeg, or cinnamon.
Of course, our Edmond dentist would also recommend that you brush your teeth as often as possible after consuming sugary foods. Doing so is the best way to prevent the sugar from settling down on your teeth. If you’re going to be out and about, consider taking along a travel toothbrush to maintain good dental health.
On behalf of Ballinger Family Dentistry, our Edmond dentist wishes you a wonderful holiday season. May you all be able to eat your favorite foods and be merry! We hope that by following these simple tips you can have your cake and eat it, too, without the worry of creating cavities!
If you need to book an appointment with our Edmond dentist, please feel free to give us a call at (405) 844-8445.