12 Dental Hazards Of Christmas: Hazard 4— Sticky Lollies And Desserts
Caramels, jellies, trifles, fruit gums… There are so many scrumptious, sticky treats to tempt us during the festive season!
The trouble is, sticky lollies and desserts can get stuck on and between our teeth and can’t easily be removed by a simple rinse with water or a 15 second effort with the toothbrush. It takes real effort to thoroughly remove the remains of sticky foods from the teeth.If sticky foods are allowed to remain against the teeth, the sugar within them can be used by plaque bacteria to produce acids. And, as you already know, acids dissolve the teeth enamel and this can lead to holes developing in your teeth.
Make sure to clean your teeth thoroughly with a toothbrush and floss after eating sticky food. You may need to use an interdental brush if you have braces or larger gaps between your teeth.