You know excess sugar is bad for your teeth. So you avoid it when you can. But that can be trickier than it sounds. To save your smile, it pays to educate yourself about the sugar content of different foods. 

This eye-opening video compares the sugar content of a glazed doughnut with popular breakfast options from fast food restaurants and the grocery store. While oatmeal from McDonald’s may sound healthy, it actually has twice as much sugar as the pastry! 

The good news is, it’s pretty easy to choose items that are better for your smile – and the rest of you too. The video makes some suggestions. 

You can always discuss nutrition with us at your dental exams. You can lessen the impact of sugary food with daily brushing and flossing. Rinsing your mouth with water after enjoying a sweet treat is a good idea too. You may also want to consider preventive services such as fluoride treatments if you are prone to cavities. 

To schedule an appointment in our Greenville, IL office, call Greenville Family Dentistry at 618-668-2655 today.