Oral Health in Hardin Valley: Beware Of Hidden Sugar

preventative dentistry in Hardin Valley Oral Health in Hardin ValleyWe counsel our dental patients at Jim Erpenbach DDS to watch their sugar intake to prevent cavities and other health troubles. If you are trying to de-sugar your diet, you are probably skipping the usual suspects such as candy, soda, and baked treats. But not all sugar is as obvious as the frosting on a piece of chocolate cake or the powdery stuff in pixie stix. Here are some foods found in grocery stores and school cafeterias with a surprisingly high sugar content:

  • Ketchup
  • Low fat versions of snack foods
  • Salad dressing
  • Breads, buns, rolls
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Protein bars
  • Granola
  • Canned soup
  • Peanut butter
  • Yogurt
  • Fast food meals
  • Antacids
  • Cough drops
  • Fruit smoothies

Reading the fine print on labels is a must for oral health in Hardin Valley. Do the math when you are shopping at markets or health food stores. Carefully evaluate food labels before you buy anything because items can be loaded with sugar and you’d be none the wiser. Four grams of sugar equals one teaspoon. If you do have a sugary snack, then at least be sure to brush thoroughly afterwords to preserve oral health in Hardin Valley.

At Jim Erpenbach DDS, we advocate and practice preventative care for lifelong oral health in Hardin Valley. For more information on how your diet influences your dental health, contact us at 865-584-8630. If you have a toddler or child who has not yet visited a dentist, call us today for a pediatric oral examination and information on fluoride and sealants. We are located at 6311 Kingston Pike, Ste 8W in Knoxville. Our friendly staff can also give you helpful tips on brushing and flossing properly. Our services include porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants.

 

Contact Jim Erpenbach DDS:

865-584-8630

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6311 Kingston Pike, Ste 8W
Knoxville, Tennessee
37919