Did you know the first edible Easter bunnies were made in Germany in the early 1800s out of pastry and sugar? Nowadays, Easter treats can include Peeps, Cadbury eggs, donuts, marshmallows, Mars bars, cake, ice cream – all things that might cause cavities and tooth decay.
If you’re worried that your sweet tooth might turn into tooth decay, don’t be! You can enjoy your Easter treats and keep your teeth healthy! Just keep in mind these simple things when hunting for your Easter eggs:
- Pick Dark Chocolate – dark chocolate can help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure.
- Avoid Anything Gooey – candy that sticks to your teeth is more likely to feed the bacteria in your mouth that causes cavities
- Water It Down – water can help wash away-cavity causing bacteria, so be sure to keep a glassful close at hand.
- Practice Good Oral Health – be sure to brush twice a day for 3 minutes, floss daily before bed and visit Coquitlam General and Sedation Dentistry for your dental hygiene appointment every 6 months or if you suspect that you might have a cavity.
The dental health team at Coquitlam General and Sedation Dentistry wishes you and your family a sweet Easter filled with smiles!