15 Need-To-Know Tips From Kent Smile Studio!
Easter is nearly here, and the holidays are a fantastic time to enjoy days out, time with friends and family, and most importantly, to enjoy the odd Easter egg.
The problem is, that this time of the year can be incredibly tricky when it comes to oral health. One or two Easter eggs over a couple of weeks isn’t going to do any long term damage, but it isn’t always that easy to keep Easter treats limited.
As well as Easter eggs there are Easter themed buffets, sweeties, cakes and other food and drinks that when consumed regularly, can cause problems. Children are particularly at risk of dental damage from this time of year, predominantly from the fact that bad habits can form, paving the way for future mouth issues.
With that in mind, Kent Smile Studio want to help you enjoy your Easter with a healthy and happy smile at the end of it, and all year round. Take a look at these 15 need-to-know tips to help you keep your families smiles healthy and happy this Easter!
1. Consume Treats At Mealtimes
Whether it is a beautiful Easter cake, a thick chocolate egg or a small piece of confectionery as a prize for best Easter bonnet, it isn’t necessarily the bulk of sugary products consumed that is the issue, but how often they are eaten. The teeth are attacked for up to an hour after eating so if you can limit the consumption of Easter treats to mealtimes it will be much better than eating one piece of egg, then another in an hour, and so on, prolonging the tooth exposure to sugars and acids.
2. Avoid Purchasing Fondants And Sweeties
If you can, buy eggs and other Easter treats that do not have any toffees, fondants or other sticky elements in them. Those kinds of treats stick to the teeth, prolonging the acid and sugar attack on the teeth.
3. Make Easter About More Than Just The Eggs
Easter is very exciting because of the chocolate, but there is so much more to be excited about. That means there is a lot for your children to look forward to that doesn’t involve Easter eggs, which can mean a healthier focus. So days out, Easter egg hunts which involve non-chocolate prizes, Easter bonnet competitions and other non-food based events will be a really good distraction from the focus on how many eggs they get on the big day.
4. Limit The Sugary Free-For-All To One Day