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Pi Day & Your Teeth

Tomorrow is Pi Day (3.14)! Most people have fun with this day by bringing in pi(es)! Before you indulge, think about the effect on your teeth. They hate sugar! If you’re looking to bring a pie in for colleagues, we’ve got the lowdown on which one is the better option.

Choosing a Better Pie

The higher the sugar content, the worse the pie for your teeth.

Fruit pies are loaded with sugars. The more acidic fruits in the pie, the more damage to your tooth enamel.

Pecan pie is full of sticky filling and chewy pecans.

Pumpkin pie is one of the better options. Although it’s still loaded with sugar, pumpkin pie is loaded with vitamin C.

How Do Sugars Attack My Teeth?

Bacteria lives in your mouth. Some of these bacteria form a sticky material called plaque that are on the surface on your teeth. When you put sugar in your mouth, the bacteria in the plaque turns it into acids. The acids dissolve the hard enamel that covers your teeth. That’s how cavities start.

Clean Teeth on Pi Day

Every dentist will tell you that brushing is an important part of your dental care. To have a healthy mouth and smile, the American Dental Association recommends:

  • First and foremost, brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush.
  • Second, replace your toothbrush every three or four months.
  • Third, make sure to use an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste.

Schedule A Dental Cleaning

If you have questions or concern about the effects of sugar on your teeth, contact Dr. Nick’s WHITE & healthy! We would be happy to schedule you a dental cleaning to help keep those pearly whites.

Book your appointment TODAY at 813.445.7162.

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