Your Rancho Santa Margarita dentist knows that it’s too much to ask that you never indulge in sugary treats, but he or she will tell you 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. This helps to rinse food particles from your mouth as well as neutralize the acids that cause plaque.
This is great news for dessert lovers in the Mission Viejo, Las Sorres, and San Juan Capistrano areas because it means that sweets consumed after meals have a lower risk to your teeth because your mouth is already in optimum cleansing mode.
Rancho Santa Margarita dentists agree that sweets after meals are preferable to sweets eaten between meals as snacks.
Moreover, remember that the type of treat is as essential as when you eat it. Ladera Ranch dentists are constantly reminding their dental patients that sticky candies stay on your teeth for a long time, even when your saliva is flowing. And hard candies that you suck for an extended time give bacteria a perfect environment to create dangerous enamel-weakening acids.
I am Dr. Lincoln Parker of Hales Parker Dentistry. We are located at 777 Corporate Dr. Ste 100 in Ladera Ranch.
Our friendly staff is here to help you have the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible. We provide general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry such as tooth whitening, dental crowns, porcelain veneers, short term braces, oral conscious sedation, inlays and onlays.
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Dr. Lincoln Parker
Hales Parker Dentistry
777 Corporate Dr. Ste 100
Ladera Ranch, California 92694