Want to improve your smile? A few simple steps go a long way toward keeping your teeth and gums in great shape. Brush and floss every day. Visit our office for an exam and cleaning every six months. Try to avoid sugary foods whenever you can. Problem is, that last one may not be as simple as it seems.

Some foods are obviously high in sugar. Take the glazed doughnut seen in this short video. Yet the five other “healthy” foods in the video all have more sugar than the doughnut. A fruit smoothie from Dunkin Donuts has a whopping 54 grams of sugar! 

The video doesn’t just show you where to look for hidden sugars. It makes some great suggestions for healthier substitutions. For example, Greek yogurt has roughly half the sugar of original yogurt. 

Your dentist is happy to help you improve your smile – and that includes advising you on teeth-friendly foods. Call 859-474-7830 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at Edgewood Dental Care in Edgewood, KY.