Dessert. Just the sound of the word makes your mouth water, your mind races about your favorite sweet treat. Now you want to go get it and indulge, I know. Why must dessert be so bad for our health and our teeth? Sticky, sugary and even starchy foods create bacteria in our mouth that make acids that cause the enamel on our teeth to break down. I'm sure you know the term, tooth decay. Tooth decay leads to cavities, cavities lead to dental problems for you, not a favorable experience anyone is volunteering for. A constant intake of sugary foods increases the chances of tooth decay. That cheesecake you were imagining a few sentences ago is starting to lose its appeal, a little bit, isn't it? One of the many reasons brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing, and keeping regular appointments with your dentist are vitally important to your overall health.
What if dessert itself isn't the enemy. Maybe we aren't eating the right KINDS of dessert. There are many sweet treats that aren't high in fat or in sugar, they just don't make it to the commercials or advertising spots as the ones we are inundated with on a regular basis. Healthy sweets? Sweets that won't cause us tooth decay? Let's explore this further:
I know, the above suggestions sounded like a diet list to someone with a sweet tooth, understandable. What about REAL desserts? Do any healthy options exist that will fill my cravings for decadent desserts? Actually yes, they do:
*As a side note, Lots of people flock to sugar free candy because they think it won't hurt their teeth. Although it doesn't have the same type of sugar it can still cause damage to your teeth. A lot of sugar free candy on the market right now has high levels of food acids, which can also cause tooth decay. Always read the labels and ingredients on the items you purchase.
A healthy mouth is a happy mouth. I'm sure your dental professional has told you that on more than one occasion. Society is very health conscious these days, integrating healthy food choices and exercise into each avenue of life and it's made a difference in how we look at the foods we eat and keeping our bodies active. An importance on dental health should also be a top priority, one that should not be overlooked. And let's be honest, at some point, we are going to eat the ice cream sundae, chocolate cupcake or share a piece of someone's birthday cake. Splurging on dessert every once and while is fine, just remember the effects of sugar on your teeth and make sure to always brush your teeth twice a day and floss.
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