The term “sweet tooth” is used to describe dessert enthusiasts, but too much of the good stuff can lead to that dreaded hospital trip. How can you avoid the harmful effects of candy chaos? We list down a few tips to help you keep your teeth and gums in shape.
How to control candy chaos
Brush and Floss Those Pearly Whites
You should always remember to the basics of dental health care and hygiene. Choose a toothbrush with soft and thin bristles to get to the dirt in between your teeth and use floss and mouthwash to get to those hard-to-reach areas. It may seem like an obvious routine to do, but there is a surprisingly a large number of adults who neglect these basic steps.
It is best to regulate your daily sugar intake. Sugar builds up on your teeth and causes plaque and acid—which chips away at the enamel of your teeth and may lead to tooth decay.
Choose Healthier Alternatives
If you are craving for something sinful for dessert, try switching the usual sugary treats with natural food items such as fresh fruit or yogurt. If you are craving for chocolate, opt for dark chocolate since it has lesser amounts of milk, fat, and sugar.
Quit the Habit
Smoking and drinking can also affect your oral health and fast track the process of tooth decay. Alcoholic beverages usually contain high amounts of sugar which can weaken and damage the enamel of your teeth. Cigarette smoking also contains harmful chemicals like nicotine which may cause tooth and/or gum discoloration. It is best to seek help in quitting these vices.
The Dentist is Your Best Friend
Make sure to schedule (and attend!) dentist appointments at least twice a year to address basic oral concerns. Your teeth are some of the strongest bones in the body but is also the most exposed to outside elements that can cause damage to it.
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