Easter is one of the biggest candy celebration in the U.S. Americans spend an average of $29 per person on Easter candy. Everyone- or most of us- loves Easter candies, however sugar is a very important factor when we talk about tooth decay. Bacteria that can be found in the mouth uses sugar as energy, and some bacteria are able to turn sugar into a glue to adhere onto the tooth.
Drink a glass of water after eating candy
Drinking water increases the flow of saliva in the mouth which neutralizes the acids produced by bacteria.
Wait to brush
Brushing your teeth right after eating candy might seem like a good idea, but it actually does more harm than good. The acid in sweets soften the enamel, so brushing while there is still acid in your teeth can actually wear away the enamel.
Avoid sticky or hard sweets
Stay away from sticky candies like caramels, fruit snacks and other candies that expose teeth to sugar for a long period of time.
Try Easter Treats that aren’t candy
- Arts and crafts
- Easter Books
- Outdoor toys
Visit the dentist
After Easter you might want to schedule dental cleanings for you and your family. The dentist or hygienist will use specialized tools to remove plaque from the teeth that cause tooth decay. Schedule your appointment with a Sage Dental dentist by calling 1-877-959-8449.