Sugar increases the amount of plaque on your teeth, which can cause decalcification (white marks), or permanent decay (dark cavities). It is always important to manage your sugar intake to keep your teeth healthy, clean and clear from these things, but it’s particularly important while wearing braces since your teeth will be much harder to clean.
After all, you are taking the time to fix your teeth and make them a beautiful feature to your overall individuality, more of a reason to take care of them.
To minimize your sugar intake, try to eliminate totally or limit the following foods:
• Other sugary drinks
• Ice cream
It'll be tough to give these things up, but try your best! It'll be worth it in the long run.
Dr. Lorne Kamelchuk, owner of Dr. Lorne Kamelchuk Orthodontics in Calgary, AB is an orthodontist who has been practicing orthodontics in Calgary since 1998. He has earned degrees in both dentistry and orthodontics, from the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto, and has a true passion for orthodontics and his patients’ well-being.
In addition to maintaining his Calgary orthodontic practice, Dr. Kamelchuk has also lectured on clinical and specialty orthodontics throughout Canada, the US and in Europe. He is a Clinical Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Alberta, has lectured at several universities across North America, and has presented to various dental and orthodontic societies on both sides of the Pacific. Dr. Kamelchuk is also an Examiner in Orthodontics for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC); the national body that certifies Dental Specialists with their qualifying exams upon completing specialty training in Dentistry.
Dr. Kamelchuk also provides continuing education training to other dentists through a Study Club and has had several publications in peer-reviewed literature.
While heavily involved in orthodontics, Dr. Kamelchuk considers his greatest responsibility to be his family. With his wife, Judith who practices as a Board Certified Physiotherapist, the Kamelchuks have been blessed with three daughters and a son.