It would, of course, be much easier if you could just fill your kids’ arms with candy and tell them to enjoy themselves for the day. However, you don’t want your kids’ teeth to decay, which means you can’t give them anything they want. You can, however, responsibly guide them toward eating candy, while minimizing risk this Easter. Take the tips of your children’s dentist into consideration for a successful approach.

Tip: Schedule Candy Time

Your kids would love to just munch away on treats throughout the day and it would make you much cooler if you would allow it. However, your children’s dentist explains that the longer teeth remain covered in sugar, the greater the risk (of gingivitis, tooth decay, and weakened enamel). To avoid this, choose specific times when it’s the moment to indulge. It’s worth it.

Tip: Rinse After Indulging

So, you’ve chosen a special dessert time and everyone is on board. However, what to do after your little ones’ smiles are coated in chocolate and the remnants of all sorts of other extraordinary confections? Rinse with water. Then, if you can round up your kids, brushing within about a half hour after rinsing offers even better protection.

Tip: Make Good Candy Choices

You might think to yourself, “But isn’t all candy just as bad for my kids’ teeth?” Of course, sugar is sugar. However, your children’s dentist explains that some candy dissolves more quickly than others, while some take longer to dissolve, can damage dental work (such as braces), or break teeth. Very hard, surprisingly sticky choices are always those to watch out for. Choose soft, non-tacky selections over other options.

Protect Young Smiles This Easter

Avoid oral health complications without losing out on the fun by making some smart choices over the Easter holidays. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.