Easter is fast approaching as 2018 flies by!
Easter is a time to enjoy an indulgent treat (or before if you can’t resist temptation!)
It is however an important time to stick to good oral hygiene habits. Decay can occur during this time of year when food and drinks containing high amounts of sugar are consumed. The plaque on our teeth is full of bacteria and once this mixes with the sugar, acid is created which attacks the surface of teeth leading to decay.
Morley Dental Centre’s top tips for avoiding tooth decay this Easter:
1. Don’t forget your daily routine
Brush twice a day – morning and night with a fluoride toothpaste and floss once a day.
2. Avoid snacking all day
Try to limit treats to after a meal this will reduce your teeth’s exposure to acid and harmful bacteria
3. Wait to brush
Wait 30 minutes after eating to brush. Tooth enamel is strong but with acid and brushing it wears away. Allowing 30 minutes before brushing lets saliva do its job of neutralising the acids caused by sweet treats.
4. Drink plenty of water
Drinking water during and after your Easter treats helps to wash away the sugars that create acids and cause decay. The fluoride in tap water also helps protect your teeth.
Following these tips can help you maintain optimal oral hygiene through the Easter break.
Our Easter hours are:
Good Friday 30th March Closed
Saturday 31st March 8am – 4pm
Sunday 1st April Closed
Monday 2nd April Closed
Tuesday 3rd April 8am – 6pm