Spring is here which means it’s Easter! But when the Easter bunny arrives it’s more important than ever that oral hygiene takes the front seat to ensure both you and your little ones keep your happy, healthy smiles.
The maximum amount of sugar recommended for children per day is 19g for ages 4-6 or 24g for ages 7-10 (taken from the NHS website), and with so many delicious Easter themed treats targeting children on supermarket shelves, it can be easy to double, if not triple that on Easter Sunday alone!
Why not try something different this year?
Cutting down on the sugar doesn’t have to limit the fun, try some of our ‘Easter Alternatives’! Instead of using chocolate eggs for your egg hunt in the garden, why not try little plastic eggs with a toy or other non-food related treat inside? Or decorate hard-boiled eggs over the bank holiday weekend and use them for your hunt with prizes for whoever finds the most. There are endless egg-games like egg and spoon races to keep the kiddies busy or you could test your artistic skills with Easter Bonnet decorating and making!
As always, if your little ones have been given chocolate over the weekend remember our top-tips for battling the decay!
- Enjoy chocolate or sweets at mealtimes, not as snacks
- Never eat them before bed
- Drink a glass of water after the sugary treat
- Brush your teeth twice a day, for two minutes