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Big smiles for Pancake Day!

It’s time to dust off our frying pans to welcome the one Tuesday of the year where we collectively eat 117 million pancakes in the UK. Everybody loves Pancake Day and although it’s wonderful to indulge in the much-loved sweet treat, some of us are aware that consuming too much sugar can cause dangers to our oral health. But, we’re not going to let you miss out on all of the fun; just because you’re looking after your teeth, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy one of the tastiest days of the year too! Below is a great way to enjoy pancakes, which avoids using sugar completely.

Ingredients (makes 6)
100g flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 large eggs
60ml milk

Method
Whisk eggs and milk together, then slowly add flour and baking powder, mixing till smooth. Pour batter in nonstick frying pan and fry over a medium heat. Wait until top side of pancake bubbles slightly and pops, then turn and repeat until slightly golden, then remove from pan. Repeat with the rest of batter.

Our advice doesn’t end there. Did you know, it’s not normally the pancake itself which is the biggest issue? The most popular topping combination in the UK is lemon and sugar, but it is also the worst combination for your teeth and gums; sugar and the acid in the lemon will attack your teeth and can lead to tooth decay. So how about substituting the usual sugary toppings with your favorite fruit instead? Or, if you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, make savoury ones.

If you’re a regular client, you’ve probably already got your next visit in the diary. If not, it might be time to book your Healthy Mouth Review, where our professional team can support you in keeping your oral health in tiptop condition!

We hope you all have a delicious and healthy Shrove Tuesday - and Lent begins tomorrow, what will you be giving up?