Newsletter - Easter Issue
Easter and Children's Oral Health
DentalFlossophy Family Dentistry wishes you all a very happy Easter. We know that there is no better feeling than getting to spend quality time with friends and family while enjoying your favorite foods; but it's important to not forget about your oral health. Kids, in particular, like to indulge in the many chocolate and sugary treats that come with the Easter festivities; and it's our job to make sure to protect their teeth without ruining all their fun.
The following are some helpful tips on keeping your kid's teeth healthy and happy during the Easter break.
- Spoil them at mealtime: Rather than constantly nibbling throughout the day, encourage your children to eat sweets at the end of a meal. By frequently eating sweets throughout the day, the sugar and acid is given more time to eat away at the enamel. Whether it's a small amount of sugar or not, children's teeth are more susceptible to decay by eating sweets frequently rather than all at once at the end of a meal.
- Maintain balance: It's no secret that most children and people in general prefer sweet foods. Nevertheless, we must also incorporate healthy foods into their diet if we want to combat dental issues. Giving children food they love while simultaneously trying to keep their oral health in check can be difficult, but understanding the danger factors for teeth will help you know what should be avoided.
- Brush, Brush, Brush: The Easter holiday is a great time to brush-up on children' teeth care habits. Make sure they are brushing for at least two minutes in the morning and at night. After brushing, advise your kids to go easy on the rinsing. Rinsing after brushing reduces the effectiveness of the fluoride toothpaste.
Enjoy this Easter holiday and sleep with a clear conscience knowing that you protected your teeth from unwanted deterioration.