Sweets and candy can be a treat every once in a while, but it is important to remember the effects that these foods and drinks can have on your dental health.
By consuming large amounts of sugar, you are increasing your risk of gum disease. Gum disease not only weakens the bone structure, but it can also cause a systemic inflammatory response that can increase the likelihood of heart disease and other inflammatory issues.
Foods and drinks such as soda, energy drinks, flavored water, sports drinks, and candy, contain high fructose corn syrup which is bad for your overall health and your teeth.
You should also look out for “diet” drinks. Diet drinks may not have the high amount of sugar that regular drinks have, but they are still very acidic, and the acids found in these drinks can break down tooth enamel.
By decreasing the amount of these kinds of foods and drinks you ingest, you are lowering your risk of developing serious dental health issues.
Visit the American Dental Association for more information on oral health.
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Besides keeping a proper dental hygiene routine at home and a proper diet, visiting the dentist routinely can keep your mouth healthy for a lifetime. If you are due for a cleaning, in need of restorations or cosmetic procedures, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hill.