In Western culture, we have so many choices for food and drink items, it’s almost embarrassing.nChoices for drinking items, in particular, are so plentiful, it’s often hard to choose.
Lakeport Dental staff know that we are creatures of habit, so when we reach for something to quench our thirst, it’s going to be something we can easily get, without thinking too much about what it contains or what it might do to us.
Here’s where our education program comes in: If you choose to quench your thirst with anything other than water - and there are smart choices out there - you may be compromising your oral and overall health.
Beverages containing caffeine, dyes, sugars and which are rich in calories should be taken in moderation only, not used for regular hydration. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying an after-meal tea or coffee - just take care of your oral health, too, by sticking to a regular rinsing, brushing and flossing routine.
We can almost hear you asking: “So, what are some healthy alternatives to our favourite sweet juices and sticky soda pops?”
GLAD YOU ASKED!
Lakeport Dental staff have come up with a list of alternatives to high-sugared, high-calorie drinks, some of which are so tasty, you may find yourselves with new favourites! Here goes:
Good oral health habits paired with a reduction in the consumption of sweet drinks should make you smile - we know for sure we’ll be smiling, the next time you come to see us!
To share your juice and soda pop alternatives or book an appointment, call 905-934-0235.
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