5 Dental Tips to Remember This Easter

by | Apr 8, 2022 | Easter

It’s that time of year again, Easter.

Where families gather to celebrate with feasts of delectable delicacies while youngsters hunt for the piles of candy left by the Easter Bunny.

The Easter Bunny’s sweet gifts attack our teeth amid all this joy behind the scenes.

This is a reasonable concern; bingeing on sugary foods may leave teeth and gums vulnerable to microorganisms, which causes tooth decay and illness.

This Easter, follow your Wodonga dentist’s advice to avoid the damaging effects of sugary candy and rich meals on your family’s teeth, especially children’s teeth.

Why Should I Be Concerned With Easter Candy?

According to the World Health Organization, sugar consumption should not exceed 10% of daily calorie intake. This amounts to less than 12 tablespoons per day for the average adult.

Easter candy easily outnumbers that figure:

  • Thirty-four grams of sugar are included in one container of small yellow Peeps.
  • Lindt Chocolate Bunny is a chocolate bunny made by Lindt. This sweet bunny contains a whopping 50 grams of sugar in his body.
  • Crème Eggs by Cadbury. Sugar content: 20 grams

Consider putting this candy in an Easter basket or a dish on a table. So much sugar in this, which means there’s a lot of risk for tooth decay.

If your child receives an Easter basket full of goodies, they may feel compelled to consume them all at once. Look through your Easter basket for healthy and unhealthy foods for you and your child.

So, what is the best way to keep your and your family’s teeth safe?

Here are 5 dental tips to remember this Easter

#1. Consider alternatives to chocolate

With so many options available in supermarkets and wholefood stores, Easter is the ideal time to introduce your children to a fresh approach to eating and wean them off of sweets and chips for good.

If you want a comprehensive alternative to processed meals, there’s a lot to discover with excellent whole foods.

There are many options on the internet, ranging from goodie-filled organza bags to homemade natural cakes.

Remember to select items wisely based on your child’s age. Nuts and dry foods, for example, can cause choking in young children.

#2. Chew on sugar-free gum

Chewing sugar-free gum can aid in stimulating saliva flow and the removal of food waste and microorganisms.

#3. Drink plenty of water

After they’ve eaten, a glass of water is the best drink to give them. The acids generated by bacteria are neutralised by saliva. Saliva flow in the mouth is increased by drinking water.

#4. Maintain oral hygiene

You should always maintain oral hygiene by brushing your teeth 2x every day for two minutes with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste.

Then, at least once every day, follow your brushing with a thorough flossing.

Even if you indulge in sweets, there is no reason to wash your teeth more than twice a day.

#5. Visit your Wodonga dentist regularly

Visiting Prime Care Dental Wodonga for a check-up and professional clean twice a year is important for maintaining your oral health.

You and your oral health determine the number of dental visits you should have each year; you may discuss this with your dentist at your next appointment.

Healthy Smile at Prime Care Dental Wodonga

It’s unavoidable that your children’s teeth and chocolate come into touch during Easter, but we’re confident that following these tips will help to minimise the harm.

We hope this has made Easter a little bit more enjoyable for you and your family. Have a wonderful Easter!

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