Is Late Night Snacking Bad For Your Teeth?
Do you get hungry in the middle of night and make your way to the kitchen to find something to nibble on? Do you have the habit of having late night dinners? You may think it’s normal, but did you know that this habit of late night snacking can affect your healthy teeth?
Late night snacking happens for many reasons. You may feel hungry after long day at work. It may also happen if you just eat whenever you feel hungry, rather than having five fixed meals. Late night snacking is dangerous because throughout the day your mouth produces saliva and cleans your teeth whenever you eat. After your body falls asleep, your mouth stops producing saliva and your healthy teeth start to decay from the leftover food.
Many popular foods encourage late night snacking and affect your healthy teeth. They include sugar products, hydrogenated oils and grain products. If you regularly eat these foods too late in the night, you will lose your healthy teeth. If you don’t realize soon you will face serious problems like increasing body fat, Heart attacks, discolored or broken teeth. This will eventually lead to lose of your healthy body and your healthy teeth. You may find burgers or pizzas tempting and filling but that will be at the cost of your healthy teeth.
So open your eyes now and get rid of this habit. Rinse your teeth after every meal, have your wine only before you dine, don’t eat sugary foods which encourage this habit. Instead eat kiwis, sesame foods, mushrooms, onions and drink green tea. Eat a satisfying dinner and drink a lot of water. Never compromise with your healthy teeth and your beautiful smile.