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5 Tips for a Tooth-Friendly Easter

by Apr 7, 2022Dentist Port Macquarie

Easter is quickly approaching, which means chocolate egg season is here.

From the standpoint of dentistry, this means another holiday season full of sugary goodies for both children and adults.

This Easter appears to be a rather average one. Easter quietly sneaks up on us by overwhelming our stores with enticing chocolate eggs.

It might be challenging to resist the desire to eat your weight in chocolate, especially during the holiday season.

As a result, we’ve devised five dental survival tips to keep your teeth happy and healthy this time of year — no one likes to have a filling done at the best of times, let alone while surrounded by swarms of chocolate eggs!

5 tips for a tooth-friendly Easter

#1. Consider alternatives to chocolate

We understand that the Easter season is full of delectable delicacies that can lead to tooth decay.

As difficult as it is, there is the option to go on a non-candy Easter egg hunt. Instead of filling the colourful plastic eggs with candy, insert a puzzle piece into each one.

Your children can work on the puzzle once all of the eggs have been located. This is a great activity for your family to do together!

#2. Chew on sugar-free gum

If you really cannot resist the sweet temptation, chewing sugarless gum can aid in the neutralization of acids in your tongue after your Easter feast.

It’ll also aid in the removal of food particles from your teeth. If you are not into chewing gum, it only takes 15 or 20 minutes to help reduce the negative effects of sugar on your teeth.

#3. Drink plenty of water

No matter what time of year it is, we should always drink more water, but it is especially vital over the Easter holiday.

While consuming sweets candy delights, drink water to keep your tongue balanced and prevent it from drying out. When you combine a dry mouth with acid and sugar from sweets, you have a recipe for cavities.

#4. Maintain oral hygiene

During a long weekend, it’s easy to lose track of your dental hygiene routine.

However, this is one of the ideal times to teach your family the value of brushing and flossing regularly. Showing your children how to do it can encourage them to continue these positive habits.

#5. Visit your dentist regularly

It’s okay to eat a little chocolate this Easter, but your teeth will thank you if you schedule a dental check-up afterwards.

Seeing your Port Macquarie dentist regularly will help you catch any early signs of decay or symptoms.

If you’re concerned that your teeth aren’t as clean as you’d like, scheduling a dental visit is a terrific way to clean your teeth and prevent tooth rot.

Dental Care at Port Macquarie

We understand that you may want to spoil yourself, especially given the year we’ve had so far, but we don’t advocate that you put your dental health on hold while you indulge in the delicious chocolate.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule in Port Macquarie

Bulk Bill for eligible children
Up to $1,026 worth of dental treatments over two years

If you need to schedule an appointment or would like additional information on how to care for your teeth over the Easter holiday, please call us at (02) 6583 1711.

We are located at 38 Buller St in Port Macquarie.

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