Those who value their dental health highly should re-examine their dietary habits if they consume a significant number of these types of sugar-free beverages.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2015
According to an article published November 30th by the Washington Post, sugar-free drinks, once thought to be a dental-safe solution to a sugar tooth, can actually cause damage to teeth just as much as the sugary drinks they are meant to replace. The article explains that this is due to the fact that, despite not having sugar, many of these drinks still contain a laundry list of chemicals that are found to be harmful to the outer layer of the teeth. While the article acknowledges that these drinks still do not directly cause cavities, the weakening of enamel makes it much easier for cavities to form. According to Dr. Farzad Feiz, the head dentist at Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care, those who value their dental health highly should re-examine their dietary habits if they consume a significant number of these types of sugar-free beverages.
Yet, Dr. Feiz also acknowledges that, as the list of foods determined to be bad for dental health grows, it becomes increasingly difficult for adults and children to ensure that they are doing everything they can to promote a healthy smile. Dr. Feiz explains that the difficulty highlights the importance of keeping regular appointments with a qualified dentist to make sure teeth are healthy. He notes that, while properly brushing and flossing two times a day is a vital part of assuring good oral hygiene, even the most diligent patient may find that proper at-home care may not be sufficient.
Dr. Feiz notes that, while cavities are typically thought of as a problem that happens to people who do not regularly brush or floss, they truly can happen with anyone. He explains that fillings are a very regular part of what he does for his patients, and although they are common, they still need to be performed by an experienced dentist. In fact, he points to a recent study which showed that, when fillings are not performed properly, the neighboring teeth may actually be worse off than if no filling was placed at all. This, he says, proves that the choice of a dentist can be as important as the choice to go to a dentist at all.
For more information about the range of dental services that Dr. Feiz and his team offers patients at Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care, interested patients can call their Calabasas office at (818) 660-0731, their West LA location at (310) 955-4008, or visit them online at http://www.FeizDental.com.