Some Healthy Treats may be Harmful

Written by Jeffery Platt on . Posted in Latest Posts

Some healthy treats may not be what they are advertised to be.

Many treats that are marketed to be healthy options to consider instead of sweets or chocolate may, in fact, contain excessive amount of sugar or high acidity levels.  Acid levels in the mouth is one thing that can be controlled and even reversed quickly.  Some studies show that things like raisins or power/cereal bars and drinks like fruit smoothies, sports drinks or fruit juices can be as damaging to teeth as soda because of the high acid levels contained in them.

I have cases almost every week of children who end up with some type of tooth decay even though the child’s parents are trying to take good measures to prevent such a thing from happening.  One thing I recommend to help decrease the acid level in the mouth is to use a baking soda solution to rinse with morning and night.  Take 1/2 cup of water and mix in 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda until the solution taste of baking soda but not too strong.

Often the problem stems from enamel damage caused by the food or drinks that prove to be unexpectedly high in sugar or acidity.



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