Tips For Keeping Your Teeth Healthy During Easter

Easter is a time for celebration. From Easter egg hunts to Easter baskets, there are a variety of activities your family can enjoy together. However, Easter is also a popular holiday for indulging in all kinds of food, including candy.

Besides engaging in your normal oral hygiene routine, here are a few tips to follow during Easter to keep your teeth healthy.

Brushing Your Teeth Regularly

Oftentimes, people tend to overindulge during this holiday. It’s common to eat more chocolate than you normally would during the week of Easter. However, this can lead to tooth decay and other oral health issues. It’s important to eat your sweets in moderation and to brush afterward. This is still possible if you follow these tips!

Drink Water

Make sure to drink water after eating any sugary treats or beverages. Water will help rinse away leftover food particles from your mouth. You also want to brush your teeth directly after meals if you’re able to. This will help you get rid of the leftover food and sugar in your teeth. If you can’t get to a toothbrush right after a meal, rinsing your mouth with water will also help.

Flossing Daily

While you’re enjoying all of the chocolate and candy that come along with Easter, don’t forget to floss! The sugars that are left behind from all of that delicious candy can cause tooth decay and cavities if you don’t properly clean them out.

To effectively remove excess sugars, we recommend flossing your teeth at least once a day. When you can’t brush after a meal, try to at least rinse your mouth out with water before you eat a piece of chocolate or a small candy treat.

Limit Sugary Treats

Hard candies, chocolate bunnies, and jelly beans are simply loaded with sugar. They can easily get stuck in your teeth and cause cavities. Be smart about what you eat and drink during holiday celebrations. If you absolutely must eat something sweet, make sure to brush your teeth as soon as possible. Flossing can also dislodge any stuck candy or food debris in your mouth.

Avoid snacking on sweets throughout the day as well. If you can’t resist the urge for a sweet treat, try to snack on healthier options such as fruit slices and cheese instead.

To learn more about ways to maintain good oral health, visit us for consultation at Shepherd Dental at 915-D N Shepherd Dr. Ste. D, Houston, TX 77008, or contact us for an appointment at (713) 864-3993.


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