With the sweetest holiday of the year being celebrated this weekend, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service Interim Principal Dentist Doug Gambrill is spreading the word that good dental hygiene is important for everybunny this Easter.
Dr Gambrill said tooth decay happens when plaque comes into contact with sugar in the mouth, causing acid to attack the teeth.
"Chocolate contains sugar and can contribute to tooth decay, but it is difficult to say no to chocolate at Easter so the next best thing is to take extra special care of teeth during this time," he said.
Dr Gambrill’s top five tips for enjoying an Easter feast while avoiding tooth decay are:
These good dental hygiene habits shouldn’t end as soon as Peter Cottontail has hopped on down the bunny trail, Dr Gambrill added.
"These tips can be used throughout the year for healthy teeth and gums," he said.
"It is also important to floss daily, replace your toothbrush every three months, and visit the dentist regularly."