Here are some dental tips to ensure a Happy Easter, because everyone loves eating Easter eggs but nobody likes to have rotten teeth or a toothache from eating them:
If you’re going to have a sweet treat this Easter, a chocolate Easter egg is better than a sticky, chewy lolly. Milk chocolate contains calcium which is good for your teeth, while lollies that take a long time to eat and can get stuck in your teeth. This exposes your teeth to sugar for a longer period of time, allowing bacteria more time to damage your teeth. Dark chocolate is more bitter but is actually the best for your teeth.
Don’t continually snack on Easter treats. Eat your Easter eggs all at once (a sensible serving!) rather than snacking throughout the day. You should expose your teeth to sugar for as little time as possible. You need to give your teeth time to recover.
Oral hygiene dental tips to ensure a Happy Easter include rinsing your mouth vigorously with water after eating your treats. This not only helps dislodge loose sugary pieces, but helps neutralise the acid attack on your teeth from bacteria processing the sugar. Fluoride in the water also helps strengthen your teeth.
Wait for at least 30 minutes after eating your Easter treats before brushing and flossing your teeth. Your teeth are softened by the acid released from bacteria processing the sugar in the treats and cleaning your teeth while the enamel is still weakened can damage them. Always brush and floss gently to avoid hurting your teeth and gums. Fluoridated toothpaste helps protect your teeth.
Remember these dental tips to ensure a Happy Easter. If you are unlucky and develop a toothache this Easter, come see us at Central Brisbane Dental. We are closed for Easter from 14 to 17 April but open again on Tuesday 18 April 2017. Have a Happy Easter!