Easter Favorites And Your Smile: Safe Or Unsafe?

The fun and pastel-hued side of Easter is one that includes lots of buoyant springtime happiness! There’s the fluffy sweetness of marshmallow treats, the beautiful blossoms that sway in the breeze as the kiddos collect eggs, and more! While this all sounds delightful, you are still ever-aware of the fact that lots of candy and not-so-usual treats that abound on this day might put your smile health (and that of your family’s) in the path of harm! Never fear, you don’t have to let a raincloud of concern dampen your otherwise fun-filled plans! Our Cleveland, TX team is on the scene and ready to help!

Eat Up Those Hard-Boiled Eggs!

We remind you that your teeth need calcium and protein, with which those hard-boiled eggs you have on hand just happen to be fully loaded! So, if you can carefully peel off the color-dyed shells without ingesting anything harmful, go ahead and eat up! Eat them as they are. Turn them into egg salad. Whatever you wish. They’re good for your smile health, so you don’t have to worry about enjoying them.

Careful With Egg-Shaped Candies

Now, let’s talk about the eggs that aren’t actual eggs. They look like eggs in celebration of Easter but they are some variation of candy, which means since they are full of sugar, they’re automatically not so great for your smile health. Here we go:

  • Be careful with solid chocolate eggs, as they may be harder to bite through than you think, which can lead to a damaged tooth!
  • Watch out for eggs with a hard candy coating, as these can also prove harder to bite through than you might think.
  • Watch out for chocolate eggs that you assume are just chocolate but have a hard nut, such as an almond, inside.
  • Practice caution with jelly beans! They seem soft enough but they’re quite sticky and chewy, which means they will saturate your smile and they can even yank off some dental work.

Enjoy Hollow, Milk Chocolate Bunnies

If you really, really love Easter time treats, then remember that hollow, milk chocolate bunnies are often the best bet when you want to protect your smile health. Yes, you should still rinse with water when you’re through. However, remember that the milk chocolate will quickly dissolve and the hollow structure of the bunny means very easy biting and chewing!

Enjoy A Happy Easter!

Enjoy an Easter that is both fun and yummy, as you feel relaxed about your smile! Indulge in the sweet goodness of this holiday without a worry in the world when you keep our recommendations in mind! Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland and all surrounding communities.