We all know that sugar fills certain foods like candy, soda, and ice cream, but you might be surprised to know that many foods you think are healthy are actually hiding a lot of sugar. Check ingredients on foods you buy regularly like ketchup, soy milk, spaghetti sauce, and even peanut butter. You might be surprised to see that sugar is a key ingredient in all of them.
Sugar is a breeding ground for the bacteria that cause tooth decay that can lead to tooth loss. Making sure your diet is free of excess sugars can not only help your waistline, it can also give you a healthier smile. Along with following a diet free from excess sugars, a healthy daily dental hygiene routine will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy. Remember to brush and floss at least twice a day and rinse your mouth with water if you can’t brush immediately after meals.
Are you ready for your next checkup with a gentle dentist? Please call (949) 596-0296 today to arrange your consultation with experienced dentist Dr. E. M. Makhoul. Our office is conveniently located in Mission Viejo, and we welcome patients from throughout Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, and the surrounding communities.