Watching the kids hunt for Easter eggs are some of the best memories that parents have. It’s the after effect that give parents nightmares leading up to the day that little kid’s dream of finding sugar filled eggs. Mom and Dad, you are not alone! All of the Dentist at HomeTown Dental have these fears too. All of the sugar that everyone is eating is not good for your body or teeth. Here are a couple of tips we use to make Easter a little less crazy.
Best Treats to Eat
Would you believe us if we told you dark chocolate is good for your teeth? It’s true! Some properties have shown to strengthen your enamel, just like fluoride. Like any sugary snack, it should be eaten in moderation. To make it even better for you, find one that has some nuts to break up the sugar from sticking to your teeth. But if you crave chocolate, this bitter flavor treat is the way to go.
What could be better than a hard-boiled egg on Easter? It’s the one time of the year that everyone loves to indulge in this vitamin-filled snack. Instead of putting out candy-filled eggs, why not try something a little more natural? This can even be a fun activity for the kids to color the eggs once they are cooked.
Worst Sweets to Put in Easter Eggs
Stay away from the sticky treats! The stickier the candy, the more damage it does to your teeth. When you allow gummy substances to sit on your teeth for long periods of time, bacteria and acid start to attach the enamel. If you do have a sweet tooth, here are a few ways to prevent cavities:
- Drink plenty of water when you eat sugary candy
- Don’t snack all day, it is better to do it all at once rather than spreading it out over a couple of days.
- Wait at least 30 minutes after eating sugar to brush your teeth
Eating healthy foods is important for your overall health but visiting your local HomeTown Dental at least twice a year is vital for your dental hygiene. If you plan to eat a lot of sugar this Easter, make sure some of your Easter eggs have some healthier options. Happy Easter from everyone at HomeTown Dental.
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