Your Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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.
Birmingham 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. Birmingham 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. J. Paul Koch and I am a cosmetic dentist in Birmingham. My practice is Koch Aesthetic Dentistry located at 2311 Highland Ave S, Ste 323, Birmingham, AL.
Our professional and passionate staff is here to help you have the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible. We care about your smile, as well as your comfort. Our practice provides general and cosmetic dentistry procedures such as tooth whitening, veneers, invisible braces, and dental implants. We also offer sedation dentistry for patients who usually experience dental anxiety.
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Dr. J. Paul Koch
Koch Aesthetic Dentistry
2311 Highland Ave S, Ste 323
Birmingham, Alabama 35205