You want a healthier smile. So you brush and floss every day. Visit us every six months for an exam and cleaning. And avoid excess sugar in your diet. Unfortunately, that last one can be a real challenge.

Many foods that seem pretty healthy are packed with more sugar than you may realize. This video spotlights some breakfast foods that may surprise you with their high sugar content. For instance, a bowl of Apple Cinnamon Cheerios and Yoplait yogurt (along with three other “healthy” choices) all have more sugar than a glazed doughnut. 

The good news is, the video also suggests some simple substitutions that are much better for your smile – and the rest of you too. For example, Greek yogurt has about half as much sugar as regular yogurt. 

Your dentist is happy to suggest foods that will help you maintain a healthier smile! Call 256-274-8680 to set up an appointment at River Oaks Dental Care in Decatur, AL. Or schedule online