This weekend is Easter which means a few things: bright colours, egg hunts and sweet treats (and usually lots of them). Consuming sweets during the holidays is quite commonplace for most people but it can be easy to get caught up and over indulge.
If you want to maintain the integrity of your teeth or happen to wear braces or any other dental appliance, here are some tips from the professionals that you may want to consider. “Melt in your mouth chocolates are doctor-approved, as are soft peanut butter cups; soft cookies; brownies and cupcakes. Enjoy a chocolate bunny – but please refrain from biting the ears off first – this has been known to create some damage. Even marshmallow candies make the grade. Treats to stay away from are anything hard/crunchy (such as popcorn balls); candy containing nuts; anything chewy or sticky including jelly beans, licorice, bubble gum, jawbreakers, taffy, malted milk ball eggs.”
No matter what treats you decide to eat over the holidays (or at anytime) make sure they are followed by a through rinse, brush and floss. Visiting your Ottawa dentist regularly is the icing on the cake. Happy Easter!