Most of us know eating sugar is bad for teeth, but what can you do if you have a sweet tooth? We’ve listed a few easy tips to help cope with sweet cravings without causing cavities.
You probably know this already, but it really does work. One thing that can be helpful is to pack a travel toothbrush and a small tube of toothpaste so that you can quickly clean your teeth after eating a sweet treat during the day.
Choose the Right Toothbrush
If you do eat a lot of sweets, you may have more plaque buildup than average so it’s important to make sure your toothbrush bristles can reach right in hard to clean nooks and crannies. Choose a toothbrush with soft bristles and make sure you use the right brushing technique. We can help you if you need any advice.
Mouthwash can be useful for removing more sugar and sticky residue and if possible, choose one containing fluoride. Otherwise, even rinsing your mouth with plain water after eating can help.
Chew Sugar-Free Gum
Chewing sugar-free gum after eating something sweet stimulate saliva flow and helps to remove any sugar that is coating your teeth. The additional saliva also helps reduce acidity more quickly.