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Who can resist chocolate and sweet treats at Easter?

by Evesham Dental, on 14th April 2017 | Comments Off on Who can resist chocolate and sweet treats at Easter?

Last Updated on 4th May 2017

The Easter bunny is on the way laden with chocolate, sweets and hot cross buns, and at this time of the year it’s hard to resist.

But the Evesham dentists and hygiene team at Evesham Dental Health Team in Worcestershire remind us that sugar is not just bad for our waistlines. Instead of saying don’t eat anything sugary, they have provided some helpful facts and tips to help protect our teeth over the Easter festivities.


  • It’s not how much sugar we have, but the frequency that counts.
  • Sugar + plaque germs = TOOTH DECAY.
  • It takes our teeth at least 45 minutes to recover from every sugar attack.


  • Try and keep sweet treats to mealtimes.
  • Eat them up – don’t snack! Having one or two chocolates regularly throughout the day means our teeth are exposed to sugar more frequently. Of course, we don’t suggest eating everything, but try to minimise the frequency by treating yourself after a meal and then give your teeth a long break to help them recover from an acid attack.
  • Visit your dentist and hygienist regularly for preventative, supportive care.

Evesham Dental Health Team also advises patients from Evesham, Pershore, Stratford and Worcester to brush our teeth twice a day for a minimum of two minutes with fluoride toothpaste. We should brush our teeth before having our breakfast and last thing in the evening before we go to bed.

When to start brushing

Our advice is start early! As soon as your baby’s first tooth appears introduce them to a toothbrush and toothpaste. Children up to three years old should use a toothpaste with a fluoride level of at least 1,000ppm (parts per million), after that we should all use toothpaste that contains 1,350ppm – 1,500ppm. Children should use a pea-sized amount on their toothbrush and babies just a smear. Make sure you help your child brush their teeth up to the age of 8.

Our teeth are precious

The best teeth we will ever have are our own, which is why we promote a preventative approach through regular examinations and hygiene treatments.

The door to our dental practice in Broadway Road, Evesham is always open to new patients. Please give our friendly team a ring for more information. We look forward to hearing from you and your family.

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