Our dentists here at Urquiola Dental Center PC would like to wish and your loved ones the happiest of holidays this festive season. We encourage you to be safe while shopping, sightseeing, and sweet-tasting your way through the holidays. Your oral health care is extremely important to us, and we want to make sure your teeth last for as long as possible, which is why our staff is happy to give you tips on protecting your teeth during the holidays.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the following treats:
– Hard Candies: Hard candies can be exceptionally hard, which can easily damage your teeth. Exercise caution when biting into it to avoid chipping or cracking your teeth. These can include candy canes, peanut brittle, lollipops, peppermint bark, wrapped candies, cinnamon dots, and many others.
– Popcorn Balls: Popcorn balls can easily chip or crack teeth if they are too hard. They also easily lodge in hidden places in between your teeth and gums.
– Sticky Candy: Sticky candies such as caramels, taffy, cinnamon bears or gummies all can easily stick to your teeth and gums. Some sticky candy is very hard to wash away with brushing alone.
– Sour Candy: Sour candies have an extremely high acidic content, with some types being nearly as acidic as car battery acid. As such, the high acidity of sour sweets presents a great risk of enamel loss and cavities.
Stay safe this holiday season and your teeth will thank you. For more information or to book an appointment with Dr. Nancy Urquiola, our team can be reached via phone at 734-973-7450, or you can stop by office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This holiday season, let us help you achieve a healthy smile!