5 Best Dental Practices this Easter
It’s once again that time of year; Easter. This is the time of year when most individuals overindulge in sugars and sweets.
Everything we would typically consume in moderation during the year is crammed into a week of overindulgence.
It’s easy to say, “Oh, just this time,” yet that mindset can have long-term consequences for habits and health.
In most circumstances, sugar is bad for your teeth and health, and the sheer volume of it available on Easter and how sticky, sweet, and occasionally hard it is can pose a number of health risks.
The Bad and Good Candies
Your oral germs are probably more excited than you are about eating Easter sweets.
A weak acid is created when bacteria devour sugar and residual food particles in your mouth. Cavities are formed as a result of this acid.
Here are some lists of candies that are not good for your dental health.
- Chewy candies- are more prone to attach to teeth and become caught between them, exposing them to sugar for longer periods.
- Hard candies- can result in fillings falling out, dental appliances breaking, and teeth cracking.
- Sugar-filled candies- are the most common cause of tooth decay because the sugar in them is consumed by bacteria and secreted as chemicals that build plaque and damage the teeth.
- Sour candies- may cause tooth enamel to deteriorate and be damaged, leaving them prone to cavities.
However, some sweets are more tooth-friendly than others that you can try but in moderation, such as;
- Sugar-free candies- are a perfect balance because it is better for your teeth while still allowing you to indulge a little.
- Dark chocolate- can be nutritious with no more than 6-8 grams of sugar per serving. It includes flavonoids, which help to prevent tooth decay, as well as antioxidants, which help to combat gum disease.
5 Best Dental Practices
#1. Consider alternatives to chocolate
Eat cheese, celery, carrots, or apples, and avoid sticky foods.
It’s easier said than done, but sticky sweet delicacies are difficult to remove from your teeth and might have long-term consequences.
Allow your mouth to remineralise your teeth with a protective coating of saliva by limiting sweet treat sessions to a few hours rather than all day.
#2. Chew on sugar-free gum
Chewing sugar-free gum for 15-20 minutes increases saliva production, which helps to neutralise acidic substances in the mouth.
#3. Drink plenty of water
When your mouth is dry, it produces insufficient saliva to neutralise acids. Drinking enough water throughout the day is an excellent method to keep cavity-causing germs out of your mouth.
#4. Maintain oral hygiene
During a long weekend, it’s easy to overlook your dental hygiene regimen. This is year-round advice that you should keep in mind. Brush your teeth for 2 mins at least twice a day using fluoridated toothpaste, and floss regularly.
#5. Visit your Applecross dentist regularly
Once the Easter eggs have been devoured and the candy wrappers have been discarded, you may want to schedule appointments for your complete family, just in case someone overindulged in the candy. Your Applecross dentist will remove extra plaque and tartar and then thoroughly examine you to ensure that you don’t have tooth decay or symptoms of gum disease.
Dental Care Experience at Applecross
It doesn’t mean the world’s end if you discover your teeth aren’t in excellent health after Easter Sunday’s festivities.
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This Easter, Epsom Dental Care Applecross wishes you a joyful, healthy, and enjoyable day!