This weekend, kids will be searching for candy-filled plastic eggs and biting into chocolate bunnies. While kids (and adults) love to indulge in tasty marshmallow peeps and chocolate candies, most dentists dread the results that filling up your mouth with Easter candy could cause – cavities.
Easter is one of the favorite holidays for tooth decay bacteria, coming in second only to Halloween. Your child’s mouth could be at risk for developing a cavity. But with proper preparation, you can avoid the risk and keep your whole family’s mouths cavity-free.
Tips for avoiding cavities at Easter:
1) Stuff your child’s Easter basket with coloring books, crayons, jewelry, books and any other little gift that can’t be eaten. Leave very little room for candy.
2) Hide hard-boiled eggs instead of candy filled plastic eggs. If your child doesn’t like hard-boiled eggs, fill the egg with money.
3) Limit your child’s candy intake and make sure they brush their teeth after eating those tasty treats.
4) Buy sugar-free candy for your child. Fruity sugar-free gum could trick anyone into thinking it’s laced with sugar.
5) Once the egg hunt is over, throw away all the leftover candy in the house. This will cut down on the after-holiday temptation of indulging over and over again.
Wishing you and your family a very happy Easter holiday!