It’s almost Easter – a time filled with delicious chocolate/candy bunnies and eggs. While eating too much candy can be harmful for your teeth, some candy can actually be good for you.
When you are making your Easter baskets and buying treats for your family and friends, here are some good choices:
> Sugar-free Candy
Sugar-free hard candies and lollipops can stimulate saliva and prevent dry mouth, which can lower your risk of cavities and tooth decay.
> Dark Chocolate
While chocolate is loaded with sugar, the antioxidants in dark chocolate are good for your heart and can even lower your blood pressure. Enjoy some dark chocolate this Easter, but only in moderation.
Some snacks that you may want to avoid, include:
> Sticky Snacks
Gummy candies can be a source of tooth decay. They can get stuck in your teeth and can be difficult to remove.
> Sugary Sweets
Candies such as cakes and cookies are all high in sugar, which can lead to tooth decay.
> Sour Candies
Sour snacks are highly acidic and can break down tooth enamel.
This Easter, enjoy all the fun and sweets, but remember not to keep the sugary treats around the house for too long. These tempting snacks can lead to an increased risk of cavities.