Your Anchorage dentist knows that it’s too much to ask that you never indulge in sugary treats, but they 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 AnchorageÂ area because it means that sweets consumed after meals have a lower risk to your teeth because your mouth is already in optimum cleansing mode.
AnchorageÂ dentists agree that sweets after meals are preferable to sweets eaten between meals as snacks.
Also remember that what sweets you eat can be as important as when you eat them. Anchorage cosmetic 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 enamel-weakening acids.
My name is Dr. Kirk Johnson, and I am a cosmetic and sedation dentist in Anchorage. My practice is Excellence In Dentistry located at 1000 Omalley Rd, Ste 101, Anchorage Alaska.
Our caring staff is here to help you have the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible. We provide general,Â cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures such as tooth whitening, veneers, short term braces, inlays and onlays.