What Is Your Typical Breakfast Doing For Your Smile?

The right breakfast can help you start your day with confidence and energy. Of course, many popular breakfast items can have the amount of sugar you might expect to find in a typical dessert. If you have a habit of enjoying morning meals that have a higher sugar content, you could be putting yourself at a higher risk for cavities. While you can protect yourself by brushing and flossing thoroughly, and seeing your Katy, TX dentist for your regular dental exams, your diet has a real impact on the condition of your smile. It should be noted that in addition to cavity issues, your breakfast choices can have an effect on your appearance, as caffeinated beverages like coffee and tea can lead to teeth stains.

Sticky, Sugary Foods Can Raise Your Cavity Risk

When your diet consists of more foods and beverages that are high in sugar, you can experience more damage to your enamel, and suffer more cavities. Sugary cereals, pastries, and other common breakfast treats can offer a quick jolt of energy, but that boost can come at the expense of your smile. Sticky products can also lead to issues, as they can be harder to dislodge, so oral bacteria can have more time and opportunities to feed on the sugars they contain.

Is Your Morning Coffee Habit Going To Cause Teeth Stains?

It is easy to become reliant on coffee or tea in the mornings, especially when you have work early in the day. Both of these beverages can leave behind particles on your enamel, leading to a dulling of your teeth. While it can be difficult to make big changes with store bought whitening products, your dentist can talk to you about using a professional whitening treatment to address stubborn stains.

Lathrop Dental Center Can Help You Keep Your Smile In Great Shape

At Lathrop Dental Center, you can enjoy dedicated smile care that can help you keep up with the condition, and appearance, of your smile. Our practice is proud to offer a range of services, in addition to routine preventive oral health support. We work with families in and around Katy, TX, including Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities. If you would like to set up an appointment, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.