We know that sugar is one of the causes of tooth decay. Cutting down on sugar goes a long way to preventing dental problems
- Use Stevia. This has nowhere near the decay problems of sugar. Stevia and sugar mixed together taste like plain sugar, but with reduced decay problems.
- Coffee and tea are often sweetened; again, keep stevia on hand.
- Use healthy snacks like nuts, pumpkin seeds, and most fruits. The minimal sugar in these causes few problems.
- Remember many so-called ‘diet’ food are low fat and high sugar; they don’t really help our health, it’s just that they sound like a good option. Many fats are essential. Avoid gimmicks, and go natural.
- Even if the sugar is not in the teeth it is in our system, and it flows through our body, including channels in the teeth. Higher fibre food is preferable as is stops sudden food sugar fluctuations.
- Soda is full of sugar. Stevia soda is slightly better in this regard, but still not healthy.
- Many breakfast bowls of cereal are full of sugar. Find something with less sugar and more fibre.
- Many spread for toast and bread are full of sugar. Find alternatives.
- Sleep in regular hours, avoiding shift work and late nights. Tiredness increases our craving for stimulants and sugar.
- Gargle water after eating, it washes a lot of food off the teeth. Drinking water keeps the mouth moisturized, which helps prevent decay.
If we detox or fast for a few days (talk to a doctor first) we reset our appetite for sweet food. We crave it less after we have lived without sweet tastes for a while.
Some people find L-glutamine lowers their craving for sweet things. Consider the option, at least during a transition away from sugar
Talk to your dentist about any concerns, We have Wetherill park dental, Wentworthville dental, Parramatta dental, Merrylands dental, Homebush dental, Guilford dental, and Greystanes dental. Small lifestyle changes can produce great health benefits.