This Easter, avoid the dentist
6 tips to avoid cavities
You can indulge in some Easter treats without worrying about damaging your teeth by taking the right precautions. Have fun! Using these 6 simple tips from A2 Dental dentists, you can eat your chocolate and still protect your smile and the smiles of your family members.
1.Do not eat many different sweets.
Consume fewer lollipops and other sweets that are sticky or gummy. You should try chocolate or other treats that won’t stick to your teeth more easily instead of marshmallows, caramels, and jelly beans, which are tasty but hard to bite into. Moreover, you should steer clear of chewy sweets since they can easily break your tooth enamel.
2.Be careful about eating too often
Your saliva begins to neutralise the acids produced by the bacteria in your mouth about 20 minutes after you eat. Your teeth enamel will be exposed to cavity-causing acids for longer if you eat often. After you’ve had something sweet, eat a crunchy meal like an apple or carrot if you can. The crisp fruit’s texture will aid to remove plaque from your teeth and freshen your breath. Wait several hours between eating to keep your teeth in optimal condition.
While it may be tempting to brush after every indulgence, doctors say brushing just after eating or drinking acidic drinks like carbonated beverages, citrus, or white wine might cause more harm than good. Because your tooth enamel is softer when it is attacked by acids in your mouth, this is the case. Waiting a few minutes will aid in the hardening of your enamel. After consuming a sweet treat, dentists recommend merely washing your mouth with water. Plain water aids saliva in its task of balancing the pH of the mouth.
4.Practice good oral hygiene
Brush your teeth twice a day, as usual. Brushing your teeth softly with a soft-bristled toothbrush is essential. Brushing too hard can erode tooth enamel and cause gum disease. Floss every night before brushing your teeth to keep them particularly healthy. Brushing your teeth should take around two or three minutes every morning and night, and you should floss thoroughly at least once every day. Even if you eat a lot of sweets, there’s no necessity to wash your teeth more than twice every day.
Always brush your teeth before going to bed to avoid exposing your teeth to acids all night.
5.Drink plenty of water
You’re more likely to have cavities if you have a chronic dry mouth. If your mouth is dry, your saliva won’t be able to accomplish its function effectively. If you have a medical condition that causes you to have a dry mouth, you can rinse your mouth throughout the day by drinking plenty of water. If you don’t have a medical problem, your mouth may feel dry because you aren’t properly hydrated. If you drink from a water bottle all day for several days, your mouth may no longer be dry. Also, chew sugar-free chewing gum after eating those delights to promote saliva and wash out that hazardous acid.
During the Easter celebrations, stay away from carbonated drinks and stick to H20.
6.Visit the Dentist
After the Easter bunny has gone and the Easter egg wrappers are the only reminders of your seasonal indulgences, you may want to schedule a cleaning and check-up for the entire family at the dentist.
Plaque, which can cause tooth decay, will be removed from the teeth using specialised tools by the dentists at A2 Dental Center. They will do a dental deep cleaning on you to ensure that your teeth are clean and healthy. In addition, they will thoroughly inspect your teeth and those of your children for any signs of decay.
You can have beautiful, disease-free teeth and enjoy the sweet sweets of Easter and every other chocolate-filled holiday by following these simple suggestions and making them a part of your everyday dental hygiene activities.