The Importance of Healthy Teeth
Eating too much sugar can lead to tooth decay, that’s something that we all know and accept, but it’s not necessarily the sugar that does it, more the chain of events that happens after you’ve had the sugar.
The bacteria on your teeth will break down sugar and in doing so, release acids that can easily dissolve your tooth enamel. This then increases the risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. Establishing a consistent routine of brushing and flossing can help to eliminate the effects of the acids on your teeth and promote good tooth and gum health.
Unsurprisingly, a lot of common everyday food items have a lot of sugar in them, even the ones that you don’t necessarily expect! Something as common as ketchup can have a teaspoon of sugar in every tablespoon of ketchup that you eat, and although people talk about how good fruit juice is for you, it’s also loaded with sugar, almost as much as popular soft drinks!
Gentle Care Dentistry – Your Solution
Taking care of your teeth is one of the most important things that you can do when it comes to the quality of life. Losing teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay, smoking, or injury can affect your bite, smile, and overall health.
Studies show that loss of natural teeth is associated with a 17% higher risk of premature death. While this is linked with a poor diet among other factors, it’s something important to note. Looking after teeth from a young age can promote the quality of life. Having less bite misalignment can help people to eat better and pronounce words more clearly, and it also can give you confidence in having a full smile.
What We Offer
At Gentle Care Dentistry, we offer a number of services in Hornsby New South Wales for customers in the surrounding areas. Our team have dental welfare in mind and will go through everything from check-ups and routine cleans, all the way to major and cosmetic dentistry. Our full range of services includes:
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