Easter Dental Tips

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Easter’s right around the corner! For those who celebrate, sweets are practically unavoidable this weekend, but here’s some info that’ll help you make the right choices to keep your teeth healthy.

Chocolate

Simple chocolate treats washes off the teeth better than most other types of candy, making it an ideal choice as far as sweets go. As we mentioned in our Valentine’s Day blog, dark chocolate — in moderation, of course — can even benefit your teeth by producing antioxidants that curb the formation of plaque.

Sticky Candy

Creme Eggs are an Easter staple, but they’re super sticky and leave residue on the teeth. Be sure to rinse that gooey goodness away as soon as possible if you can’t help but indulge!

Hard Candy

Treats like lollipops tend to stay in the mouth longer, giving harmful sugars plenty of time to do their dirty work. Sour candies are particularly acidic, so it might be a good idea to leave those aside this year.

For the Kiddos

If you’re worried about your kids’ dental health during the holiday season, you could focus their attention away from sweets and toward games and activities, like coloring books, toys, or egg decorating. If Easter basket hunting is an important part of your celebrations, you don’t have to fill those baskets with just tooth-rotting treats; consider tossing in some healthier alternatives as well, like carrots or even chocolate-covered strawberries!

One Last Tip

Thought it might tempting to brush immediately after eating, it’s important to wait at least a half hour before doing so! This allows the enamel of your teeth to re-harden after the softening caused by the acids from your sugary treats. It’s best to simply rinse out your mouth with water before you get a chance to brush and floss.

Happy Easter!

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13 thoughts on “Easter Dental Tips”

  1. Super cute and awesome bits of info…. especially not to brush our teeth directly after eating sweets. Phewph ! Good to know. Short n’ Sweet. Merci !!
    P.S. Dark Chocolate, yay!!… one more good reason to eat it: antioxidants. 😀 Plus iron-rich, but beware the ingredients of these ‘Dark Chocolates’ must be real coacoa butter, not chocolate liquor. Thank you

    1. Ooops, please ignore my first reply as I researched what ‘chocolate liquor’ really is and it is a more processed type of coacoa mass. Please remove above comment if you can. Please keep the one below. Sorry!!

  2. Super cute and awesome bits of info…. especially not to brush our teeth directly after eating sweets. Phewph ! Good to know. Short n’ Sweet. Merci !!
    P.S. Dark Chocolate, yay!!… one more good reason to eat it: antioxidants. 😀 Plus iron-rich, but beware to read the ingredients list of these chocolates — choosing the least processed, organic ones will ensure you have the best quality of super nutrients… Here’s a list for you to check, and scroll down to see the ones that don’t make the list. Food for though. Double thanks.
    https://healthyeater.com/dark-chocolate-best-and-worst

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