Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sugary Foods to Avoid With the Help of Your Fountain Valley Dentist

Dr. Peter Hagen has been helping people all over Orange County, and although Dr. Hagen and Hagen Dental can provide you with the most comprehensive dental care on the planet, there are some things that you can do to prevent cavities.

According to Men’s Health Magazine, the average American will consume about 140 pounds of sugars and sweeteners. Life is sweet, but it can cause real problems for your teeth.

Even if you don’t think you have a sweet tooth, you could be eating the equivalent to nearly 6,050 Reese’s chocolaty peanut butter cups over the coming year. It may sound ludicrous to you, but Dr. Hagen and his Orange County Dentists office will tell you that there are dozens of foods loaded with hidden sugars.

According to the bestselling book, Eat This, Not That, some of the most sugar packed foods in the US are ones that you would never suspect. You may love visiting with Dr. Hagen and his Fountain Valley Dentist office, but if you want to spend less time in the chair with a drill in your mouth, it’s best to avoid the following sugary foods.

The Baskin-Robbins Oreo Layered Sundae is the most sugar packed menu item in the US and has 146 grams of sugar and a whopping 1,330 calories. Skip the Sundae and try a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream instead. 

Everyone loves Dr. Hagen and his dental practice in the OC, but if you would rather stop by for a friendly visit than a couple of fillings, Hagen Dental recommends that you avoid Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. The Venti size with whipped cream and low fat milk is loaded with 81 grams of sugar, and 19 grams of fat. Instead of drinking 560 calories, opt for a Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino with non-fat milk.

Smoothies are supposed to be healthy, but if you think you are helping your teeth with a Jamba Juice Banana Berry Smoothie think again. Packed with 82 grams of sugar and 1.5 grams of fat you would be better off ordering a Berry Fulfilling Smoothie. With only 230 calories, it is a much better option than the Banana Berry Smoothie with 400 calories.

Granola can be good for you, but if you are trying to avoid a trip to the dentists office in the OC, skip the Quaker Oats Natural Granola with Honey and Raisins. With 420 calories, 10 grams of fat and 26 grams of sugar it’s like eating a sugary dessert for breakfast. Go for a bowl of Post Shredded wheat instead as it has 0 grams of sugar and 160 calories.

Of course, there are many sugary foods to avoid. Stay tuned and we’ll fill you in on the rest of the list next time with the help of the best Fountain Valley Dentist in Orange County Dr. Peter Hagen and the team from Hagen Dental.