Easter is a time for chocolate and hot cross buns (amongst other things) – which unfortunately means bad news for your oral health. Chocolate and hot cross buns contains lots of sugar and with over-indulgence, can be particularly damaging to your teeth by causing tooth decay. This is because the sugar in such foods is taken up by bacteria in our mouths and produces acids, attacking the outer layer of your tooth enamel to cause tooth decay.
But, let’s face it… As much as we know and want to resist it, those chocolate Easter bunnies are calling our names. So, how do we continue to enjoy food we love and minimise the damage to our teeth? Check out our four tips below to help you maintain your egg-cellent teeth!
From the team at the Australian Dental Foundation, we wish everyone a safe and happy Easter!