Valentine’s Day and your teeth

With Valentine’s Day just behind us, and all that candy making its rounds this week, it’s once again time to remind all our patients to be extra careful when choosing those candies and treats!

All those sweet, sour and sticky candies may taste great, but these treats are known to damage teeth, as well as braces! Did you know sour candies can be acidic to your teeth, and actually wear down the enamel that protects them? This can cause tooth decay and cavities! Sour and fruity candy are the worst for your teeth since these candies have a low pH value, which is known to ruin enamel.

We recommend softer treats, such as soft chocolate or peanut butter cups, or melt-in-your-mouth foods. Those who indulge should make sure they brush and floss between teeth, around brackets and at the gum line. If damage occurs, please give us a call as soon as possible.

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us!

New COVID-19 Restrictions
The South East Orthodontic's practice will be closed from 5:30pm Friday 16th of July, and will re-open Tuesday 20th July at 8:30am.

Our team will update any changes on our social media. Patients can still contact our clinic via email and phone from 10am-4pm daily.