Easter, like Christmas is a great time to spend with family and friends. With the long weekend it can be fantastic to unwind by having a BBQ, going camping, checking out amazing places in Australia or just chilling with Netflix. Along with all this fun comes the best part of the long weekend…EASTER EGGS. It’s the time of the year when feasting on chocolate is never frowned upon.
However, a lot of chocolate and sweets can cause severe damage to your teeth, so here are a few ideas to help prevent or reduce the potential damage that those sweet indulgences can cause.
Enjoy Egg-celent meals
It is better to eat sweet foods as part of a main meal. Your mouth is then geared to protect your teeth against acid attacks by producing saliva that helps break down the sugars, helps with swallowing food and protects your teeth during your meal.
Water, water everywhere, lets all have a drink!
Drinking water after having sweet foods helps to wash away any sugars and helps neutralize bacterial acids that cause decay. The fluoride in tap water helps teeth form a stronger, more decay-resistant enamel. Avoid drinking soft drinks or cordials, as these have high levels of sugars and acids that can cause decay and erosion.
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Sticky toffees or lollies can stick to your teeth for long periods of time and can result in prolonged bacterial acid attacks on your teeth, causing decay.
You don’t know the power of the dark side… (of chocolate)!
Dark chocolate contains less sugar than white or milk chocolate, is just as delicious and contains more antioxidants than its counterparts
Chew Sugar-free Gum
Sugar-free gum stimulates saliva flow to help wash away any leftover sugars or acids.
Don’t ban Fun Foods – just eat in moderation
Enjoy your Easter chocolates in moderation and have a happy and fun-filled Easter long weekend!