Few people can abstain from sweets altogether. Your dentist in Rockwall TX would like you to know that eating sweets at certain times is better for your teeth than others.
For instance, when you eat a full meal, your saliva production increases. Saliva rinses food fragments off of teeth and helps neutralize acids.
This is great news for dessert lovers because it means that sweets consumed after meals have a lower risk to your teeth because your mouth is already in a better condition for cleaning. Sweets eaten with a meal are preferable to sugary treats eaten alone.
Additionally, remember that the type of treat is as vital as when you eat it. At Karen E. Williamson DDS, we are constantly reminding our dental patients that sticky candies stay on teeth for a long time, even when saliva is flowing. And hard candies that you suck for an extended time give bacteria a perfect environment to create harmful enamel-weakening acids.
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