• Clinic Hours
  • Enquire Now

5 Tips to Save Your Children’s Teeth During Easter

by | Apr 8, 2022 | Family Dentist in Cheltenham

Easter will be here before you know it! And, as a parent, you know your child is excited to uncover some tasty Easter eggs.

While the meaning of Easter may be different for adults, it’s all about fun, family, and a large chocolate egg that they’ll try to consume in one day for a youngster!

Therein is the problem!

What’s the Problem?

According to health experts, the average Australian woman should take less than 25 grams of sugar per day, while males should consume 35 grams – no one should consume more than 50 grams.

If you eat one Cadbury Crème Egg, one chocolate Peep, and one chocolate bunny, you can’t go wrong. Right?

Wrong. Consider these statistics:

  • A single little yellow peep has 34 grams of sugar.
  • Lindt Chocolate Bunny. First, the “serving” size is a half-bunny! You’ll almost certainly ingest the entire bunny, resulting in a whopping 50 grams of sugar consumption.
  • Crème Eggs from Cadbury. 20-gram sugar intake

Sugar accumulates and harms your teeth! The sugar content of your snack is 84 grams. One hundred grams is reached by adding a handful of jellybeans.

Like many other festive holidays, Easter ushers in weeks of emergency dental visits, cavity concerns, and a strange sensation in your child’s molars.

So, how can you prevent this dental mishap? Luckily, we have some dental advice for you!

Our 5 Dental Tips for you this Easter!

#1. Consider alternatives to chocolate

It doesn’t have to be all about the chocolate for Easter to be enjoyable. While a few small eggs may be plenty to keep you and the kids occupied, there are other things you can do instead of eating a lot of chocolate.

Why not organise a treasure hunt for your kids around your house and garden? Using maps and clues throughout the house with tiny chocolate and non-chocolate gifts around the treasure hunt is a terrific way to celebrate Easter with the kids and ensure they have as much fun!

#2. Chew on sugar-free gum

Chewing sugarless gum after your Easter meal might assist your saliva glands to get to work neutralising the acids in your mouth. It will also help in the removal of food particles from your teeth.

#3. Drink plenty of water

Because it is pH neutral and has no sugar, water is the healthiest beverage for your teeth. So, instead of fizzy beverages or fruit juice, make sure your kids drink water throughout the Easter holiday.

#4. Maintain oral hygiene

Easter is a time to indulge in delicious chocolate, but if your kids don’t clean their teeth correctly, all that sugar can lead to plaque and cavities.

So, even amid all the excitement, your children must keep to their schedule throughout the Easter weekend. That includes cleaning their teeth at least twice a day, ideally in the morning and before night.

#5. Visit your Cheltenham dentist regularly

Make dental appointments for your entire family after Easter is finished and the Easter Bilby has been removed. We’ll examine and clean your teeth, and if required, we’ll propose treatment.

This is one of the most effective methods for protecting your oral health throughout Easter and beyond.

Healthy Smile at Cheltenham

Despite our best intentions, following suggestions for sweets is not our favourite activity, especially during the holidays.

Although cavities are not an unavoidable reality, to avoid extended sugar contact with your teeth, eat candy after meals rather than throughout the day.

Additionally, floss, brush, and swish your mouth with water or mouthwash at least twice a day to keep your smile healthy and cheerful!

Child Dental Benefits Schedule in Cheltenham

Bulk Bill for eligible children
Up to $1,026 worth of dental treatments over two years

Call us on (03) 9583 5506 or visit us at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.