When Your Sweet Tooth Is Getting The Best Of You

There are days, sometimes weeks, when your will power is at an all time high! You say “no” left and right to delicious treats that you find to be extraordinarily mouthwatering! Then, of course, there’s your usual daily life in which turning down the offer of chocolate candy, bringing cookies and juice into your house, and stopping for a soda is just what you want to do (and you give in!). When you have a sweet tooth and you discover it’s getting the best of you (and not the other way around), you know that amongst other potential consequences, you’re not doing any favors for your oral health. What to do, you ask? Let our Lake Orion, MI team offer some much needed help.

Really: Just Choose To Say No

For some, it’s all about either eating sugar or not. If you can’t “eat a little bit” or eat it in moderation, then what will work best for you is deciding that you’re not going to eat it at all for a while. You can easily give yourself and your oral health a break by deciding that any time you’re tempted, either at a restaurant, the grocery store, a party, or otherwise, you’ll just turn it down. As you likely already know, once you haven’t tasted added sugar in just a week or so, you probably won’t even miss it (or crave it, anyway!). Need more help? Ask for it during your next checkup!

Keep It Out Of Your Home

If you really want to limit sugar to keep your oral health on track (and avoid tooth decay) but you don’t want to say goodbye to it altogether, our team likes to remind you that a very easy to way to keep the levels to your liking is to decide on locations that you’re going to keep sugar free. Maybe you choose not to bring anything with added sugar into your home kitchen. Perhaps this is a rule you have for somewhere else you spend a lot of time, such as your office. When you make such a decision, you can easily avoid the access you previously had that allowed you to reach for something sweet at any moment!

Protect Your Smile From Sugar With Our Care

Not sure you’re ready to keep your smile safe from sugar’s effects? Just let us know! We offer the advice and treatments you need. To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.