• May 23rd Is National Taffy Day

    on May 24th, 2017

If there is ever a time of year that taffy is ideal, it is the warm days that spring has to offer. Walking along the beach or at a county fair, popping in a piece of taffy is the perfect sweet treat. Unfortunately, if you have the pleasure of wearing braces, you know that this is one treat on the ‘do not eat’ list. In fact, there are lot of restrictions when you have braces. Let’s take a look at some San Leandro dental don’ts:

Hard objects. It’s one of those habits that doesn’t seem like a big deal, but if you enjoy chomping on ice cubes or a pencil and you have braces, the chances of you popping off a bracket is quite likely. Because items like these have such a hard surface, and your brackets are held on by cement, it can become an issue that will lead you to more dental visits to repair the damage.

Sticky foods. This is the reason for the season. But having sticky treats like taffy or caramels can loosen the bands attached to your molars. It is also the reason gum isn’t the best idea either. While taffy is temporarily off limits, if you love to chew gum, try using sugar-free options. They are much less sticky and safer for your hardware.

Carbonated beverages. We all love them, especially on a hot day. Sadly, they really aren’t good for anyone. But when you have braces, the carbonation dissolves the cement and can cause more permanent issues once they come off, so it’s best to stay away.


Contact Creative Dimensions Dentistry in Castro Valley, CA at 510-881-8010 to schedule an appointment for a checkup today. 

Creative Dimensions Dentistry proudly serves Castro Valley, San Leandro, Hayward, Oakland, Fremont, Russell City and all surrounding areas.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Protect Your Munchkin’s Teeth this Holiday Season

With all sorts of sugary treats available this time of year, it’s a tough time to police what your child is putting into their tummy. And unless we live in a world where sugar improves oral health, letting your little one have all the sugar they want...

Why Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed

Did you get your wisdom teeth? Did they hurt like no other coming in? They call them wisdom teeth, but if they get infected or some other affliction, you need to see a Castro Valley dentist as soon as possible.

Fillings: Which Do You Choose?

When we find out that we need a filling, chances are our poor attention to our dental hygiene is to blame. In fact, it seems that the only real headache in getting a filling is which type of filling to get. Made from a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and..

‘Tis the Season for Dental Hygiene

Want to know a fun dental fact? October is known as National Dental Hygiene Month, which is also the beginning of two very sweet holidays – Halloween and Christmas. So, let’s celebrate this month with a few reminders about taking care of your pearly whites

What Possibly Caused Your Gingivitis

Gingivitis, or inflammation of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth, is a common result of poor dental hygiene. While very common, it varies widely in severity. Characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed easily when teeth are brushed or....

Our Locations

Choose your preferred location