You've got a busy work day ahead, but you've slept a little late. So, instead of fixing your usual healthy breakfast, you pour yourself a quick cup of coffee and grab a couple donuts from a box on the kitchen counter.
You've saved some time, but beware. This common quick-fix breakfast scenario can lengthen your time spent in the dental chair!
The sugars in donuts can become a risk factor for gum inflammation and cavities. And keep in mind that one donut can contain as much sugar as a chocolate chip cookie, or even more.
The amount of sugar and cream in your coffee can likewise increase cavity-causing bacteria. What's more: tannins found in coffee etch into the pits and grooves of the tooth enamel, producing a rough stained surface.
What can you do to lessen the sugar bath your teeth receive from this common breakfast combination?
Check out Delta Dental's library of healthy recipes for great breakfast ideas that will help keep you smiling all morning.
Last updated February 15, 2022
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