5 Tips for Surviving Easter – from Albury Dentist

by | Apr 8, 2022 | Easter

Christ is risen! Happy Easter to everyone. This is a time to eat and have fun with your family.

You’ve completed the Lenten season and abstained from certain items, such as meat. As you prepare to celebrate, we recommend avoiding specific foods to ensure that your dental hygiene is not compromised. Chocolates, candies, junk food, and drink abound around Easter.

We’ve put together 5 tips to ensure that Easter is a joyous holiday for you and not a season when your teeth suffer.

#1. Consider alternatives to chocolate

Easter doesn’t have to be all about consuming as much chocolate as possible. Use soft toys, plastic eggs loaded with cash, or carrots for the Easter bunny as alternate rewards for your Easter egg search.

#2. Chew on sugar-free gum

Chewing sugar-free gum aids in the production of saliva, which helps to eliminate microorganisms. It’s also a good technique to keep your teeth clean until you’re able to wash them properly.

#3. Drink plenty of water

Chocolate may make you thirsty, which is bad enough for Easter eggs. Keep your tongue and body hydrated by drinking plain water instead of sugary drinks.

These enamel-eroding beverages will exacerbate the problem of increased sugar consumption, whereas water will assist in washing away some of the extra sugars, particularly those lodged between the teeth.

#4. Maintain oral hygiene

Always practice good dental hygiene. This is a basic guideline that you should follow all year, but after a day of candy consumption, pay special attention to your dental hygiene routine.

Brush your teeth carefully and use a toothbrush with a soft bristle. Brushing your teeth too hard might damage your enamel and gums, leading to more issues in the future.

#5. Visit your Albury dentist regularly

Make an appointment with your Albury dentist after Easter for your routine dental checkup.

We will clean your teeth thoroughly, removing any concealed plaque.

Tooth Care in Albury

While we advocate for less sugar intake, we are not a pessimist; most of us enjoy a bit of chocolate now and again.

We hope you have a wonderful Easter vacation and that if you follow the tips above, your teeth will be undamaged even if you overindulge a little.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule in Albury

Bulk Bill for eligible children

Up to $1,095 worth of dental treatments over two years

Please contact us after Easter if you want to schedule an appointment at Kreativ Dental Albury or call us at (02) 6021 4171.

Visit us at 525 Wilson St in Albury.