Teeth-Friendly Easter Treats

Apr 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Fresno General Dentistry, Fresno Pediatric Dentistry

Easter TreatsEaster is this weekend, and the Fresno Dental Studio team wishes you and your family a safe and festive celebration. While you’re celebrating, Fresno dentists Dr. Claudia Denes and Dr. Alex Denes want you to keep something in mind: you don’t have to fill your kids’ Easter baskets with sugary treats for them to have a fun holiday. Instead, consider these teeth-friendly Easter treats that are sure to make your little ones smile.

Sugar and Healthy Smiles

When we’re young, we learn that sugar is dangerous for the health of our teeth, and this statement is 100 percent true. The sugars from the foods and drinks you consume combine with the bacteria in your mouth to create plaque-causing acid that sticks to your teeth and accumulates at your gum line. If proper teeth brushing and flossing, as well as professional dental cleanings, do not remove this plaque, the buildup can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

The best way to protect your teeth is to limit your intake of sugar as much as possible.

Low-Sugar Easter Treats

Consider filling your child’s Easter baskets with these smile-friendly treats.

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Fresh berries
  • Popcorn balls
  • Dried fruit or nuts
  • Bunny crackers (for example, Bunny Grahams or Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies)
  • Clementines
  • Home-baked treats

A few non-edible treats include:

  • Bouncy balls
  • Cascarones (colorful eggs filled with confetti)
  • Books
  • Nail Polish
  • Play-Doh
  • Stickers
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Bubbles

If you and your kiddos indulge in a little too much candy this weekend, call Fresno Dental Studio in Fresno, California at (559) 297-1800 early next week to reserve an appointment.

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