10 Facts about Children’s Teeth and Diet: Easter

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1. Britain has the 2nd highest chocolate consumption rate in Europe.

2. Research suggests dark chocolate high in cocoa has oral health benefits.

3. Two in three 16-24 year olds say chocolate is the most likely food to make them smile.

4. Tooth decay affects one in three children starting school.

5. It is not the amount of Easter eggs eaten that would cause tooth decay- it is how often they are consumed.

6. Whenever your child eats anything sugary, their teeth will be under attack for up to one hour.

7. Sugar causes the bacteria in plaque to produce acids. It is theses acids which attack children’s tooth enamel and cause tooth decay.

8. Confectionary bars in Easter eggs containing fondants and caramel are more damaging to teeth than the chocolate egg.

9. Sugar-free Easter eggs are available to buy.

10. Breadsticks, vegetables, cheese are healthy snack alternatives.