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Happy Easter From Acme Dentistry
With so much celebration going on at the transition between winter and spring, it’s easy to forget about dental hygiene. Between chocolate bunnies, potlucks, adult beverages and communion, many substances are often harmful to the teeth when they ingested in higher quantities than normal. While there are many who keep dental hygiene at the top of their list of priorities, many do not. It’s important to be considerate of your health even around times of great celebration—will the chocolate be so delicious next year when cavities have invaded.
Here are some interesting factoids about Easter and your teeth.
Yearly Candy Spending
Roughly $2.1 billion are spent every year on Easter candy. 16 billion jellybeans are produced seasonally for Easter alone. Additionally, over 70% of Americans choose traditionally marketed Easter treats like Reese’s chocolate eggs, Peeps, or Cadbury eggs. All of these things are downright terrible for your teeth. Though extremely delicious, they’re some of the most dentally toxic shenanigans available on the market. While this doesn’t mean you can’t eat them, you must ask yourself: is it realistic to brush your teeth directly after you eat every holiday confection this year? No. Is it a good idea to brush so often? Well, of course it is. The thing is, life probably isn’t going to let you, and this is yet another reason to schedule in a session of teeth-whitening.
Collateral Health Benefits
But it isn’t just teeth-whitening that’s essential during the holidays. After an especially treat-heavy holiday, it makes a lot of sense to get your teeth cleaned. There are four exceptionally candy-heavy holidays every year, and ignoring your oral health won’t just erode your teeth, it will contribute to medical conditions. Did you know oral health is linked to heart disease? While the euphoria of sweets may be good for your psychological health in the right doses, too many peeps could kill your heart! Those insidious little marshmallows…
The Benefit of Regular Appointments
It makes sense to make a yearly habit of scheduling in dental appointments so that you can maintain your oral and physical health in top condition. It’s advisable to have one in January, April/May (depending on when Easter falls in the year), and in September or November. In addition to this, brushing and flossing on a daily basis is to be encouraged. It’s not just for your kids; you need to clean those pearly whites in the morning and in the evening—and after lunch, if you can get away with it. And, while flossing is a chore, it’s certainly good for you. There is a new product on the market today that makes it easier, too. A plastic handle suspends a bit of floss between two ends, allowing you to clean between your teeth effectively, and avoid having to use the traditional threading motion. These innovative convenience-makers are called Floss Picks, and they’re a great way to help your children keep their teeth clean, as well as your own.
A Balanced Diet
While it’s alright to splurge, you should encourage loved ones (and of course follow your own encouragement!) to eat things which aren’t high in sugars, or otherwise orally unhealthy foodstuffs. Many meats, salads and vegetables are just fine. And while fruit is good, it does have a higher sugar content than many other foods. Still, a balanced diet will contribute to proper bone growth, which will ensure teeth that are much more healthy than those in a mouth which doesn’t have access to proper nutrition. It’s generally a good idea to avoid processed foods, because their composition uses many artificial sugars, corn syrups, and chemical nutrient substitutes that can be very bad for the teeth.
Orally Healthy Foods and Easter Egg Solutions
Some foods are even specifically good for your teeth. Seven of the best foods for your teeth are cheese, yogurt, leafy greens, apples, carrots, celery and almonds. Cheese increases your saliva’s PH and reduces the chance of tooth decay. Yogurt does essentially the same thing. Many leafy greens are high in calcium, which is very good for the teeth. Eating apples increases your mouth’s saliva as well as stimulating your gums, and if you don’t have any good toothpaste around, can act as a sub-par surrogate briefly. Celery and carrots do the same, and almonds are rich in calcium. Maybe this easter leave some yogurt-covered almonds in your kids’ easter eggs?
At the end of the day, there are a lot of ways you can protect your dental health. One of the best things you can do for your teeth is to get them whitened. Ourdental practice offers a wide range of products and services, including home-whitening systems, office support materials, and whitening services. Schedule an appointment with our office and have a guilt-free holiday knowing your oral health is secure!