Dental Tips For A Healthy Easter

It’s Easter time and with that comes a likely increase in the consumption of sugary sweets. Despite the temptation to indulge, it’s important to remember to look after your teeth so we’ve put together a few tips to keep in mind this Easter.

Our Easter Dental Tips

  • Choose your sweets wisely – consider plain milk chocolate over flavoured options.
  • Enjoy in moderation – it’s very easy to get carried away and over indulge. With the latest advice suggesting the recommended daily allowance is 7 teaspoons of sugar (or 28 grams) it’s easy to see how a big Easter holiday weekend can send this skyrocketing.
  • Set Limits – eating a constant flow of chocolate all day isn’t a great idea. Try to moderate consumption so that way there will be less time for teeth to be exposed to high sugar levels.
  • Timing – the best time to eat these types of food that can cause damage to your teeth is considered to be straight after a meal when saliva is still in production and able to wash sugars away.
  • Brush, but not straight away – while it’s tempting to run for the toothbrush to remove all traces of a good time straight after consumption, remember that some types of foods can soften enamel, so being too quick to clean can mean you could be brushing away the protective enamel on your teeth. Good brushing will lead to healthier teeth and your mouth will feel much cleaner and fresher.
  • Enjoy yourself – Easter is meant to be a fun time with family and friends so follow these simple guidelines and have a great time.