Monday, February 25, 2013

What You Can Do If You MUST Eat Sugary Breakfast Cereal

Yes, they can be yummy and quite delicious!  But, what about their impact on your teeth?  

Sugary breakfast cereals can get pretty sticky when they are wet (with milk).   When you grind them down with your teeth they break into nice sugary bombs that are just small enough to get stuck in the crevices of your teeth.

That pure sugar can then begin to feed the 'bad bacteria' that secrete the acids that can damage your tooth enamel as well as the health of your gum tissue!   Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss after all.

If you look carefully, you might even discover that those little sugar laden particles are still crammed into some of the crevices of your teeth even after you brush AND floss.  

OUCH.  That means they can continue to do damage.   What if you drink a soda or cup of coffee on top of that?   Oh,  more acid accumulates!

Anyway, what do you do when you can't get rid of those little pesky crushed up and mashed in flakes of delightful sugar stuck in your teeth? 

You might want to try oral irrigation.  This is where a nice gentle stream of water is used to dislodge particles and substances stuck on and between your teeth.   Many people remark that even after brushing and flossing, irrigation dislodges more stuff.

Quick, while you are still thinking about it and before you lose this page:  Read about my favorite oral irrigator. 

This is your dental health thought for the day!

Author:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease

PS:  After checking out my favorite dental irrigator,  be sure to pick up your free guide to conquering bad breath

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