Eggs-cellent Tooth Friendly Easter Basket Ideas!

Hi Critters,

Oswald here!

Wow! Can you believe it…we officially made it to Spring! Spring is so exciting. The birds start singing, flowers are in bloom, and the temperatures are rising out there. With spring, comes one of our favorite holidays, Easter. Easter time is a special time. I love spending time with my family, and of course we love putting together fun Easter baskets for our kids. When putting your baskets together this spring, keep a few key things in mind to preserve the health of your teeth!

  1. Think about choosing non-food items for your child’s Easter basket. Did you know that every time you or your child indulges in a sugary treat, it is as acid attack on their teeth? The sugars from the treats attract bacteria that produce acid in your mouth…yuck!
  2. Non food items for your child’s Easter baskets could include books, chalk, coloring supplies, bubbles, stuffed animals, and even some fun clothes!
  3. If you are going to add a few treats into their baskets, try to avoid the sticky sour candies (and Jellybeans!). These can end up getting lodged into the pits and fissures of their teeth and start the process of a cavity. This is why sealants are recommended on everyone’s adult molars, typically around the ages of 6 and 12. Sealants have become a standard of care and are a preventative measure to protect those pearly whites from potential decay.
  4. Try to switch out sugary treats for savory ones! Hard boiled colored Easter eggs are very popular this time a year, and those are a yummy snack that could take up some space in those baskets.
  5. Remember to brush with a fluoride toothpaste after consuming anything sugary. You can even add some fluoride toothpaste into their baskets 😉.
  6. We love seeing familiar patients every 6 months! Remember to stay on your 6-month dental cleaning schedule. This is a great time for your hygienist to give you tips on toothbrushing and for Dr. Wully to make sure everything looks nice and healthy…especially after those holiday months!

Stay flossy,

Oswald