When it comes to brushing, it’s easy to make excuses. Perhaps you’ve heard yourself say, “I don’t have time to,” or “I always forget.”
Need an easy reminder? Put your toothbrush in the shower to give it center stage in your daily routine, you’ll be much more prone to use it. You’ll also be more likely to have a clean bill of health at your next visit to the dentist’s office.
Weight gain. Energy imbalance. Aging skin. These are some observable side effects of excessive soda and sugar intake.
But don’t forget what happens inside your mouth when you over-indulge your sweet tooth. Sugar makes the pH of your mouth acidic, causing teeth to break down. Cutting back on soda now yields healthier - and less expensive - teeth in the future.
The power of your saliva is an underestimated aspect of healthy teeth. Sugarless gum or mints increase saliva production, which puts your mouth back to a neutral pH, creating a much more tooth-friendly environment. After drinking a soda, if one puts a piece of sugarless gum in, the mouth goes back to a neutral pH three times faster than without any sort of saliva stimulant.
Perhaps you’re due for another cleaning… The friendly associates at South University Dental are happy to help you get the most out of your smile. Click here to email our office or call (701) 232-8884. One of our friendly team members will happily help you schedule a convenient appointment time.