The best feeling in the world is the one you experience while munching on a favourite treat. Whether it is at a picnic or simply at home, there is nothing better than eating, in your opinion, the best snacks in the world.
Unfortunately, some of your favoured treats can be damaging, especially to your teeth. It is tempting to brush off your oral health for the sake of food pleasure, but it comes with hefty consequences.
There is nothing better than an iced lolly after a stroll under the sun. While this snack is refreshing, it is not your teeth’s best mate. Iced lollies come with large amounts of sugar and artificial dye. The bold colours cause deep staining, which requires professional teeth whitening to remedy.
With an iced lolly, you lick it for a longer period compared to other snacks. The longer you expose your teeth to sugar, the higher the risks for dental cavities.
Hard and Chewable Sweets
For some people, not a day goes by without them popping a hard candy to satiate their sweet cravings. You might be one of them.
Unfortunately, sucking and biting on hard sweets damages your teeth in numerous ways. First, the longer you suck on these, you coat your teeth in more sugar. Similar to iced lollies, the sugar in hard candy increases your risk for cavities. Also, if you bite these, you might crack your teeth.
In the case of chewable sweets (e.g. gummy candy), these can get stuck between the wedges of your teeth and gums. Pieces of candy can be difficult to remove, even with the help of floss or your toothbrush.
Popcorn is the best companion for when you are out at the movies with your mates or just watching at home. If you love these kernels but love your teeth more, consider switching to an alternative.
The hulls from popcorn easily lodge underneath your teeth and gums, which results in inflammation and redness. It also causes your teeth to be a breeding ground for bacteria, as well as chip or break them.
Snacks are necessities that liven up a dull day. By choosing sugar-free alternatives, you can still enjoy the pleasures of eating minus the guilt. It also helps to pay special attention to your teeth after eating. Let Blue Sky Dentistry help you. Book online for a consultation now.