Are All Carbs Created Equal?

Categories: Oral Health

Diet Changes For Healthier Teeth In Lansdale

Hello, we are Dr. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black of Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Lansdale. Today, we are focusing on diet and oral health.

We’re sure you brush and floss regularly and hopefully visit your Lansdale dental practice for required cleanings, but did you know that making small but critical changes to your diet can improve your oral health?

Most Lansdale residents are aware that the sugar found in candy, cookies, juices, and sodas can harm your teeth, but some Doylestown people don’t realize that all carbohydrates can cause cavities. A handful of pretzels or a piece of pumpernickel bread can have the same effect on your teeth as a fudge brownie.

All carbohydrates break down into simple sugars, which are converted into plaque, which can then cause cavities and gum disease. Carbs are naturally sticky and adhere to your teeth. Eating carbs with meals is healthier than eating them as snacks because more saliva is generated at mealtime. Saliva helps prevent food particles from sticking to teeth.

At Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we continue to see tooth damage caused by sodas and sports drinks. If you choose to drink them, sip them through a straw. By limiting the contact of these drinks on your teeth, you will help preserve your enamel.

Another important way Doylestown residents can improve their oral health is to get 800mg of calcium a day for men and 1,000mg for women under 50. Calcium helps strengthen your jaw and secure your teeth firmly in the jaw bone.

Diet alone will not prevent cavities and dangerous gum disease for Lansdale dental patients, however, wise eating advances healthy teeth and gums.

At Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we are accepting new Lansdale general and cosmetic dental patients in the North Penn area. We encourage you to call 215-368-1424 today to schedule an exam and cleaning, if needed.

Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Lansdale offers a full menu of general and specialty dental services including painless injections and cosmetic and restorative dentistry. For more specifics, call today to schedule an appointment or visit

Dr. Lawrence Black
Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
410 N Broad St
Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19446