05 Oct Bring Your Sweet Tooth to HAB Dental
You don’t have to be a top dentist in Boynton Beach, Boca Raton – or anywhere – to know that sugar isn’t good for your teeth. But how can you resist the sweet call of candy – especially this time of year?!
Don’t worry. We understand. Really! At both the Boca Raton and Boynton Beach dental offices of Dr. Rosemary Baghdassarian you will find more than one chocolate lover (and more than one parent who has been guilty of sneaking a little something from their child’s Halloween haul).
The key – as with all things – is in moderation.
Make Sweet Choices That Are Smart
You do not have to swear off of candy completely. It’s good to indulge yourself every now and then. But, as the American Dental Association (ADA) points out, it’s good to have a plan.
If you have a sweet tooth, it can be hard to resist when temptation unexpectedly pops up in the form of cookies or cake that a co-worker very kindly brought in to share. But there are things you can do to help you maintain your good intentions.
Here are two of the tips offered by the ADA that you might find helpful:
- If you can’t resist, try to eat the sweets you love after a meal. “Saliva production increases during meals. This helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and rinse away food particles.”
- If candy is your thing, you’ll be happy to know that chocolate is a good choice! “Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time,” the experts at the ADA say. “Aside from how often you snack, the length of time sugary food is in your mouth plays a role in tooth decay.” That means sticky candies aren’t your best bet, either. Things like gummy bears and fruit chews will stick to your teeth and take longer for your saliva to wash away.
If you’d like more tips (or just someone to commiserate with!), contact the sweetest dental team in Boynton Beach or Boca Raton’s dental “lifesavers” (see what we did there?).
HAB Dental’s Boynton Beach office is located at 12453 Hagen Ranch Road (in the Publix Plaza) Suite 101 and can be reached by calling (561) 270-6494.
Our Boca Raton dental clinic is located at 341 Yamato Road, Suite A, and can be reached by calling (561) 464-3800.