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)
1 tsp baking powder
3 large eggs
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?