Sugar Tips: It’s All About Limiting Contact   

Are you in need of some serious help with sugar? You know that it’s “bad” and can lead to problems but what you’d really like is to better understand how to navigate your family’s consumption of sweets. When is it okay? What’s better and what’s worse? What’s the main problem, you wonder? Fortunately, when it comes to family dental care, our Ankeny, IA team is always ready to offer up the tips you require in order to feel confident in your actions and to feel certain you’re keeping everyone’s smiles super safe.

Choose Candies And Foods That Rinse Away Quickly

Our team knows that there are so many types of candy out there and some of them are worse than others. Did you know this? If not, let’s talk: Remember, you want to limit sugar’s contact with your teeth and gums. So, any candy that dissolves away and is easily rinsed from your smile by your saliva is your “best” choice.

Rinse Sugars Away On Your Own

Consider what we always teach you about cleaning your smile when you come in for visits. Of course, the saliva in your mouth will assist you in rinsing away some of the particles that remain in your mouth after you swallow a pastry or candy. However, it’s your brushing and flossing at home that will remove them. So, you ask, what are you supposed to do to practice family dental care when you’re out and about, everyone digs into dessert, and dental hygiene isn’t a realistic option? Easy: Hand everyone a glass of water. Sip it, swish it back and forth, and you’re in much better shape. Whether it’s a “safer” candy or not, rinsing with water will always help you limit the contact between dental tissue and sugar.

Avoid All-Day Sugar Marathons!

Of course, what you don’t want to do is accidentally encourage the development of cavities. That isn’t really in line with optimal family dental care. So, here’s some very easy advice: Avoid eating sugar in marathon fashion. If you’re going to enjoy it, do so for just a few minutes. As a result, teeth and gums experience momentary contact with sugars, which is what keeping your smile safe from its consequences is all about.

Protect Your Family’s Smiles With Our Practice’s Tips

Come in for the tips you and yours need, so you can ensure you’re practicing excellent family dental care at home! We can fill you in on all of the information you need. Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.