Oral Health Guide to Late-Night Snacking

Oral Health Guide to Late-Night Snacking

With barely a week to go until the World Cup wraps up, games are now more intense and fans more tuned in. In our Canberra time zone, the games are in the wee small hours, and many of us will be grabbing a snack or beverage while we cheer our teams on while we wrap up in blankets on the couch in an attempt to stay warm.

The problem with snacking during the wee hours is that people often forget to brush their teeth and head straight to bed after feasting on starchy foods and sugary drinks. Even having a warming cup of hot chocolate or tea with sugar can cause harm. Having those sugars stay in your mouth when you return to bed exposes your teeth to the risk of developing tooth decay.

Now we don’t want to be a killjoy and prevent you from snacking while watching the games but consider healthier and tooth-friendly alternatives to those sweet snacks.

The British Dental Health Foundation developed a fantastic guide on tooth-friendly snack alternatives. These snacks include nuts, cheese and crackers, breadsticks, to name a few.

Click here to check out the infographic: http://www.dentalhealth.org/news/details/793