Your San Diego cosmetic 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 San Diego 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.
San Diego 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. San Diego dentists are constantly reminding their cosmetic 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. Marcos Ortega, and I am a dentist in San Diego. My practice is Marcos Ortega DDS located at 306 Walnut Ave, Ste 25, San Diego CA.
Our very comfortable and friendly staff is here to help you have the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry procedures such as tooth whitening, veneers, clear braces, inlays and onlays.
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Dr. Marcos Ortega
Marcos Ortega DDS
306 Walnut Ave, Ste 25
San Diego, California 92103