Healthy Easter Tips!

Easter and other major holidays are often marked by candy and other sweet treats for both children and adults. Peeps, jellybeans, and lots of chocolate are all loaded with sugar, and the Easter bunny is sure to fill your basket with them all. In moderation, sugar is fine, but too much of it can negatively affect your dental health, causing dental plaque, tooth decay, and other oral health problems.

Nevertheless, sweet treats can still be a part of your celebration, but it’s important to keep your teeth healthy if you consume sugar, as well as afterward.

Easter tips to keep in mind:

  • Try to limit sticky and hard candy. Jellybeans and other sticky candy can get stuck in your teeth, allowing sugar to sit in your mouth for a long period of time.
  • When you crave chocolate, choose dark chocolate treats and candy that contain less sugar and aren’t as damaging to your teeth.
  • Deviled eggs are an Easter staple that pack a lot of protein and nutrients. Instead of sugary snacks, choose savory ones.
  • If you’re craving something sweet, eat whole fruit and nuts with chocolate. Whole fruit and nuts with chocolate taste great and can still satisfy your sweet tooth.
  • To prevent dry mouth and limit bacteria, drink water while eating candy and other sweets.
  • After eating sweets, brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste.

It is important to practice good oral hygiene throughout the year and to take the necessary steps to protect one’s teeth and mouth. You should also schedule regular dental checkups with My Tooth Docs in Naperville and South Holland to prevent diseases and to ask dental professionals any questions you may have.

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