What society considers to be a “healthy” snack might not be so healthy for your teeth. Many people are turning to more natural alternatives to satisfy their sweet-tooth. Instead of chocolate and candy, health conscious people across the country are switching to alternatives like cereal bars and smoothies. Unfortunately, these alternatives are often just as damaging to oral health as the traditional sugary sweets.
At Biscayne Dental Center, we welcome new patients who want to check the health of their teeth and get on the road towards a brighter smile.
Tooth Decay and Check-Ups
No matter how careful you are with your oral health or the oral health of your children, common wear and tear on teeth can do some serious damage. Some foods that are traditionally thought of as “healthy” actually contain a large amount of sugar and acid. Things like apple juice, raisins, and most fruit-baed treats contain a high enough level of sugar and acidity to cause tooth decay.
Erosion of tooth enamel is often one of the major causes of oral health issues like cavities and tooth decay. No matter how careful you are, it is still vital to keep up an oral health routine. Even healthy foods contain natural chemicals and ingredients that produce some serious wear-and-tear on teeth. Visiting a dentist at Biscayne Dental Center to examine whether or not these “healthy” snacks have been damaging your teeth can help stop problems before they even start.
The issue with “healthy snacks” is that many of them use ingredients high in natural sugars. Although they might be better for your overall health, the citric acid and sugar is just as bad for teeth and gums. Biscayne Dental Center offers a range of general dentistry services that help prevent and solve almost any oral health issue related to diet (healthy though it may be).