Are All Carbs Created Equal?

Diet Changes For Healthier Teeth In Daly City

Hello, I am Dr. Kenneth Hovden of Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. Today, we are focusing on diet and oral health.

I’m sure you brush and floss regularly and hopefully visit your Daly City dental practice for needed cleanings, but did you know that making small but critical changes to your diet can improve your oral health?

Most Daly City residents are aware that the sugar found in candy, cookies, juices and sodas can harm your teeth; but some San Francisco people don’t realize that all carbohydrates can cause cavities. A handful of pretzels or a piece of pumpernickel bread can have the same effect on your teeth as a fudge brownie.

All carbohydrates break down into simple sugars, which are converted into plaque, which can then cause cavities and gum disease. Carbs are naturally sticky and adhere to your teeth. Eating carbs with meals is healthier than eating them as snacks because more saliva is generated at mealtime. Saliva helps prevent food particles from sticking to teeth.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS, I continue to see tooth damage caused by sodas and sports drinks. If you choose to drink them, sip them through a straw. By limiting the contact of these drinks on your teeth, you will help preserve your enamel.

Another vital way San Francisco residents can improve their oral health is to get 800mg of calcium a day for men and 1,000mg for women under 50. Calcium helps strengthen your jaw and secure your teeth firmly in the jaw bone.

Diet alone will not prevent cavities and harmful gum disease for Daly City dental patients; however, wise eating promotes healthy teeth and gums.

My staff and I at Kenneth Hovden DDS are accepting new Daly City general and cosmetic dental patients in the 94015 zip code area. I encourage you to call 650-755-6000 today to schedule an exam and cleaning, if required.

Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City offers a full menu of general and specialty dental services including cosmetic dentistry and porcelain veneers. For more details, call today to schedule an appointment or visit https://www.cosmeticimplantdentistryca.com/dental-services/.

Dr. Hovden
Kenneth Hovden DDS
901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California 94015
650-755-6000

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