5 Easter Teeth Care Tips
Easter weekend is marked with Easter baskets, gorgeous outfits, family feasts, and religious observances.
On the other hand, sweet delicacies are something that many people look forward to around Easter.
Sugary treats are popular throughout the Easter season.
However, all of those Easter sweets come with the danger of harming your dental health.
Why? Too much sugar can expose teeth and gums to bacteria, leading to tooth decay and illness.
The Sweet Danger of Easter
Easter treats are high in sugar. According to WHO recommendations, Australians should consume 25 to 35 grams of sugar per day (women) and 35 grams per day (men). In nearly no time, Easter candy will outperform this recommendation.
Five of the most important concerns are listed below.
#1. Cavity-causing bacteria are fed.
The oral bacteria that destroy your dental enamel prefer sugar as a feeding supply. Oral infections, tooth decay, and periodontal disease can all be caused by eating too much sugar.
#2. Obesity risk is higher.
Sugar stimulates an insulin response that prevents your body from feeling full after eating, causing you to consume more calories.
#3. Sugar depletes your energy levels.
Sugar enters your system fast, providing a rush of energy followed by a “crash” 30 minutes later. These spikes are unpleasant and harmful, and they can result in insulin resistance and diabetes.
#5. Dangerous illnesses.
Sugar can significantly increase your chance of severe renal disease, cancer, and even liver failure.
#6. Cognitive Impairment.
Excess sugar consumption can lead to cognitive impairment and brain fog.
How can you stay healthy and avoid dental problems over the Easter holiday?
5 Easter Teeth Care Tips
#1. Consider alternatives to chocolate
There are a variety of sugar-free gift alternatives to sweets and chocolate for the holidays. With so many options available in supermarkets and wholefood stores, Easter is the ideal time to choose healthy food that’s good for your oral and overall health.
#2. Chew sugarless gum
After a big Easter lunch, chewing a stick of sugarless gum can promote saliva production and neutralise the acidic substances on your tongue. Furthermore, it can aid in the removal of food particles that have become lodged on or between your teeth. It just takes 15-20 minutes of chewing to help reduce the impact of sugar on your teeth.
#3. Consume lots of water
Drink plenty of water when enjoying Easter sweets. Excess sugar in the mouth is washed away by rinsing with water.
#4. Maintain oral hygiene
Don’t brush your teeth immediately. Sugar and acid remain in your mouth after eating. It is best to wait at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth.
The time you wait is determined by how much water you drink to neutralize the acid in your mouth. Although dental enamel is tough, brushing too soon after eating might harm it.
#5. Visit your Casula dentist after Easter!
Casula dentist will help you remove any remaining plaque from your teeth using specialized equipment and procedures, ensuring your long-term oral health.
Casula Dental Care Tooth-Friendly Easter
Easter baskets filled with sweets and other gifts may appear unusual. However, it is a wonderful custom that may expand year after year, ensuring that you can still safeguard your teeth while enjoying the celebrations.
Casula Dental Care wishes you and your family a Happy Easter.
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