With the majority of us enjoying a chocolate egg or two (or several!) this Easter, what can you do to keep your teeth healthy?
It's no secret that Easter eggs contain sugar which can damage the enamel of teeth and milk chocolate in particular can have a high sugar content. Therefore, whilst enjoying your eggs, it's important to consider what you and your children need to do to help prevent damage .
The first thing to do when you have had chocolate is to have a glass of water to rinse any chocolate residue from your teeth. This will help ensure that the sugar in the chocolate does not remain on your teeth.
Secondly, make sure that you don't brush your teeth for at least one hour after eating the chocolate. Even if you have rinsed your mouth, the sugars can soften your tooth enamel and brushing will then accellerate its erosion. By waiting one hour before brushing, your enamel will have time to re-harden.
That's all there is to it. Enjoy your Easter eggs and keep your teeth healthy.
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