At our Liverpool Dentist we understand that Easter egg hunts and their sugary bounty can spell disaster for teeth, but you can make sure you protect your children’s teeth without ruining their fun by following these simple guidelines.
Enjoy Easter Treats without damaging your Smile
Keep the munching of Easter Eggs to Mealtimes
Kids can still enjoy all their Easter treats without running the risk of damaging their smiles. We need to encourage them to eat sweets at the end of a meal, rather than continually munching throughout the day. Frequent eating of sugary food and drinks is far worse for the teeth than the volume we actually eat. After eating sugar, teeth are under acid attack for up to an hour, so if you can reduce the amount of time your child eats sugar throughout the day, you also limit the amount of time that their teeth are susceptible. This is really important over Easter when children eat more sugary foods than normal.
We can help our kids achieve this by placing our sugary treats in a special box or tin and allow your children to choose some to eat at the end of a meal. During Easter, introduce sweets at mealtimes only, with perhaps one additional snack. Your child’s teeth will be able to withstand those four attacks of sugar and acid and after cleaning their teeth before bed you can also go to sleep with a clear conscience!
Don’t let kids rush the brush
Easter school holidays is a good time to reinforce good oral hygiene. We should all be brushing for two minutes twice a day. And of course flossing and rinsing with a good mouth wash also helps combat the bacterial build up on our teeth.
Should you have any concerns regarding your oral hygiene, please feel free to contact us.
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