It’s early February, how are your resolutions for the new year doing? It can be easy to leave resolutions behind in the month of January (or even in the first week), but there’s good news. If you’ve dropped the ball on some of your resolutions, fear not, because the beginning of the year is an arbitrary starting point. There’s always time to make a positive change in your life. If you have resolved to eat healthy, feel good about yourself, improve your oral health, you can achieve all three of those goals with one easy change. Reducing the amount of sugar in your diet is a great way to lose weight, feel good about yourself, and even improve your smile. Here’s how this straightforward step can help you stick to your resolutions.
Less Sugar Means Fewer Empty Calories
Sugar is a source of quick energy, but that energy can burn out just as quickly as it came. When you eat less sugar, you’ll be consuming fewer empty calories and find it easier to stay on track with dietary goals. Maintaining a healthy weight isn’t a matter of vanity, it’s a matter of long-term health. When you stay at a healthy weight, you’re less likely to face other medical issues.
Reducing Sugar Intake Will Help You Feel Better About Yourself
Of course if you stay on track with dietary goals you’ll feel better about yourself, but cutting sugar will also likely make you feel better metabolically. Replacing sugars with vegetables and proteins will leave you with more energy throughout the day, and everyone loves to feel productive.
Cutting Sugar Makes it Easier to Keep Your Teeth Clean
Reducing your sugar intake is huge for oral health. Sugar is the favorite food of bacteria, and its sticky nature allows it to adhere to the surfaces of your teeth and escape brush heads. Bacteria feast on this sugar and produce acid that wears away at the enamel of your teeth. Eventually you end up with a cavity. If you don’t treat that problem, you may require more serious treatment like a root canal. You can help circumvent all of those problems by reducing the amount of sugar you consume.
Learn About More Easy Changes that Can Improve Your Health
Small lifestyle changes can lead to big results. If you’ve fallen out of the habit of visiting your dentist twice annually, now’s the time to change. Stubbs Family Dentistry wants to help you succeed in the new year. Dr. Flynn and his experienced staff can help educate you on the best way to care for your teeth, as well as providing quality cleaning and care services to keep your teeth at their best and brightest. Schedule an appointment by contacting Stubbs Family Dentistry in West Allis, WI at 414-541-8250.