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Choosing Breakfast

Healthy Breakfast

For Better Nutrition and Dental Health!

It’s often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there’s a lot of truth behind it. Though the links between eating, blood sugar levels, and performance aren’t fully understood, the evidence suggests that eating breakfast boosts energy and attention span in the morning hours.

But the benefits depend on the menu. From the standpoint of nutrition and dental health, the day’s first meal can present a dilemma.

You probably know that many kinds of cereal and pastries are filled with sugar (which can be harmful to teeth), but some nutritious foods are also prime suspects in tooth decay. Granola, bananas, and raisins are among the morning favorites most likely to cause cavities. If your meal has a soft consistency that sticks to teeth, then brushing afterward is extra important.

Instead, consider whole grains to help reduce the risk of tooth decay. Whole-grain cereal (topped with berries rather than pure sugar), whole-wheat toast, as well as eggs, apples, and oatmeal are all terrific breakfast options.

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, and with a little planning, you can also make it healthy for teeth!

About Dr. Jayson A. Chalmers

Jayson Chalmers was raised in Placerville, CA and graduated from El Dorado High School. He received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley. He went on to receive his dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco. After practicing as an associate dentist in Napa, CA, Dr. Chalmers returned to Sacramento to be closer to friends and family. He began practicing in his current location in January 2005.   Knowing that patients want to have the best options and treatment available to them, Dr. Chalmers has completed many hours of advanced educational training in general, implant, orthodontic, and cosmetic dentistry. He continues to learn and incorporate many of the latest dental technologies in his practice. Through the use of intraoral cameras, digital x-rays and computer imaging he can immediately show and explain all treatment options to the patient.   Dr. Chalmers is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Sacramento District Dental Society, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and is involved in local dental study groups. Dr. Chalmers also is an active participant in Smiles for Kids, where free dental services are provided to local children in need.   Dr. Chalmers and his wife, Desirae, are the parents of Ella and Ava. They are an outgoing family and are very involved in the Arden-Arcade community. As a family, they enjoy tending to their chickens and organic garden, splashing around in the pool and traveling to beachside locations. Dr. Chalmers personal interests include camping and fishing and watching and playing most sports.

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