When is Sugar Hour? Reduce the Impact on Oral Health

Home/Blog/Dentist/When is Sugar Hour? Reduce the Impact on Oral Health
1-825x360 (1)

Tooth decay has many different risk factors, including oral hygiene, general health and genetics, and of course, diet. Foods like fermentable carbohydrates and which include sugars can encourage the growth of harmful bacteria that cause tooth decay. The frequency at which you consume sugary foods is of far greater importance than the amount. Therefore it’s a good idea to think about having a time when you can more safely eat sugary foods, although it doesn’t necessarily need to be an entire hour!

For example, think about including sugary foods in your main meal as this is far preferable to snacking on them in between meals. When you do eat carbohydrate-rich foods, it increases acidity in your mouth. The acid is created by bacteria that thrive on leftover foods, and it’s the acid that causes cavities eventually, weakening your tooth enamel over time. Foods that stick to teeth are even worse for increasing the risk of tooth decay.

After you finish eating, your mouth remains acidic for about half an hour to an hour afterwards. Make sure you wait this long before brushing your teeth thoroughly with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Don’t forget to floss too, as this removes sugary particles from hard to reach areas in your mouth.

Choose Your Nearest Clinic

Padstow

Address

11 Padstow Parade, Padstow, NSW 2211

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 9 AM – 7 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Sunday: 9 AM – 1 PM

Fax

Request an Appointment

Stanhope Gardens

Address

Shop 26/2 Sentry Drive (Inside Stanhope Medical Centre) Stanhope Gardens, NSW - 2768

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 8 AM – 8 PM
  • Saturday: 8 AM – 4 PM
  • Sunday: 9 AM – 4 PM

Fax

Request an Appointment

Dee Why

Address

842 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why NSW 2099, Australia

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Fax

Request an Appointment

Potts Point

Address

Suite 103, 2-14 Kings Cross Rd Potts Point, NSW 2011

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 8 AM – 6 PM
  • Saturday: by appointment
  • Sunday: by appointment

Fax

Request an Appointment

Get In Touch with Us

The next time you search for a ‘dentist near me in Sydney’, look no further than the team of professionals at Dentapex. For more information on our dental clinic or the services we provide, contact us today or follow:

    • from-img-1
    • form-img-2
    • form-img-3
    Dentapex accepts all health funds.

    Dental Payment Plans

    At, Dentapex believes that everybody deserves access to great oral health. That is why we always think of ways to ensure that you are stress-free as possible when paying for your dental care.

    Know More

    We believe that you and your family deserve the best.

    CALL US