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Tame Your Sweet Tooth

So this weekend it’s your turn to take care of your grandchildren, how will you take care of them? Your grandkids love to visit you, they know that once in your home many memories will be made. Have you decided what you will do with them?

In most cases, a visit to the grandparents’ home represents an opportunity to learn new things, create memorable moments, receive sweet treats, receive hugs and kisses, and experience a joy that most parents still don’t know.

However, there are several things you should look out for. For example, when at their home many grandparents offer their grandchildren sweet treats. Have you considered the potential negative impact these treats can have on your health?

The Sweet Urge

dental-care-in-mexicoAccording to the American Heart Association, in order to prevent and avoid heart disease we have to limit our daily intake of added sugar. One average American consumes 22.2 teaspoons of sugar each day. This sugar consumption represents 335 calories with zero nutritional value.

Adding sugar not only removes the essential nutrients in food, but it can also cause dental damages.

These high amounts of sugar have little to no proteins, essential fats, vitamins or minerals and can lead to diseases like:

  • Elevated Blood Triglycerides
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Inflammation
  • Obesity

Sugar's Effect on Teeth

Sugar plays a harmful role in our teeth. Bacteria in our oral cavity will use sugar as a form of energy to multiply faster. This bacterial growth can thicken and become plaque.

If you would like to know more information on how to avoid tooth decay, we invite you to read our post Protect Your Teeth, Avoid Tooth Decay.

Dental caries can occur at any moment; however, when eating sugary foods, our teeth enamel is exposed to chemicals that can reduce this enamel and lead to dental carries, cause other dental damages and different oral diseases.

The American Heart Association and our dental clinic want to help you tame sugar urges. Below you can see a list of items that are sweet, but also a healthy source of fiber, protein, and many more essential nutrients that are good for your diet. These foods include:

  • Fresh Fruits
  • Low-Fat Dairy Products
  • Vegetables
  • Whole Grains Products

Some of the most common life-saving fruits and vegetables that can help you tame your sugar urges include apples, apricots, and berries.

Consuming these foods will offer several benefits beyond curbing sugar cravings. So, next time you find yourself reaching for a sugary snack, consider one of these healthy options instead!

When Doing the Groceries

When at the supermarket, be on the lookout. Scan for keywords like brown rice syrup, brown sugar, cane sugar, confectioner’s sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, dextrose, evaporated cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup, honey, malt, and molasses. Try cutting back on these not-so-nutritional foods. You will be a sugar detective and protect your body.

Remember, we are what we eat, and consuming sugar will not make us a sweeter person, but instead increase the risk of developing diseases.

The consumption of healthy, nutritionally rich foods is so important that scientists have performed several tests; they want to be able to identify the correlation between one’s food cravings and their personality traits.

The researchers learned that participants who are sweet eaters were found to be more agreeable persons than people who don’t crave sugary foods.

However, do not let these results make you go crazy and eat all your favorite sweets, eating many unhealthy sweets can lead to numerous of diseases.

Avoid harmful and deadly diseases and keep your smile clean, strong and healthy.


Take Care of Your Teeth at Sani Dental Group

At Sani Dental Group, we are commited to providing the mexico dental care. At our clinic we are always constantly keeping up-to-date with new dental procedures and the latest technologies to ensure the optimal care of your teeth.

If you know someone who struggles with sugar cravings that can potentially harm their teeth, invite them to experience the exceptional care of our dental team at Sani Dental Group.

Contact us at at (928) 257-1307 or through WhatsApp at +52 (984) 143-9777. Our patient coordinators are ready to assist you.