Your Mt. Vernon 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 Alexandria and Mt. Vernon areas because it means that sweets consumed after meals have a lower risk to your teeth because your mouth is already in optimum cleansing mode.
Mt. Vernon 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. Alexandria 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.
We are Drs. Geren & Mady and our practice is Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry located at 8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114 in Alexandria.
Our continuing education 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, short term braces, inlays and onlays.
We are currently accepting new patients, call today to book an appointment!