• Nature’s Lollies

    Nature’s Lollies

    24 January 2013 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    Fruit has been described as nature’s lollies because fruit is so high in fructose, a natural sugar.

    Fruit is good for you because of the vitamins, minerals and fibre. The bad news is that the cavity-causing germs can’t tell the difference between fructose and sucrose or table sugar. They use either sugar as a fuel and produce acid which dissolves the teeth.

    So what to do? Snacking on fruit between meals is now considered bad advice. All fruits, juices and dried fruits contain fructose so be smart and limit the amount and frequency to mealtimes.

  • Cheese: Totally Awesome

    Cheese: Totally Awesome

    09 January 2013 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

    What do cheese, sugarless gum and floss have in common? They all help reduce the risk of tooth decay.

    Cheese is an amazing story. Eating cheese increases the flow of saliva which buffers food and plaque acids. The dairy fat and casein in cheese coats the teeth to help prevent foods from sticking. Dairy calcium and milk protein also aid in restoring lost minerals.

    Growing kids can enjoy a nutritious, dentally-healthy snack. Adults who like a glass of fine wine will benefit from nibbling cheese while sipping.

    Everyone can eat, drink, be merry and say "cheese" for good dental health.