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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

What Is In The Dentist's Easter Basket?

by Carla Hudson

Have you ever wondered what the Easter bunny might be bringing your family dentist? Surprisingly, your dentist and the Easter bunny might have more in common than you think. Here are a few dentist approved items that you just might find in your Easter basket this year.


Crunchy raw vegetables, such as carrots, are a top pick of bunnies and dentists alike. They help you maintain a healthy smile by clearing away plaque and freshening your breath. They are also a healthy alternative to snacking on lots of candy.

Sugar Free Gum

Chewing gum has long been promoted by the American Dental Association (ADA) for its benefits to your oral health. The ADA recommends chewing gum in between meals and brushing in order to increase your saliva production and rinse away harmful acids from foods. Check for the ADA seal on the back of the package in order to make sure you are getting gum that is approved to improve your dental health.

Chocolate Easter Bunny

Solid dark chocolate is another great Easter basket option that may even be recommended by your dentist. The antioxidants and flavanoids in dark chocolate actually work to prevent tooth decay. Dark chocolate also makes a great alternative to chewy, sticky candies such as caramels, taffy, and marshmallows.

Easter Eggs

Believe it or not, those beautifully dyed eggs may be another Easter basket treat that your dentist would be pleased with. Egg yolks are actually high in vitamin D, and promote the absorption of calcium. However, make sure that the eggs stay refrigerated and not left out overnight before being placed in an Easter basket. Better yet, serve eggs as part of your family's Easter morning breakfast. 

Water Bottle or Blinking Cup

One of the best things that you can do for your teeth is to drink lots of water. This helps to wash away acids and other things that may cause the enamel on your teeth to break down. A cute water bottle or a blinking cup is a great way to encourage your family to drink more water.

Fancy Toothbrush

In your Easter basket is a great place to find a new toothbrush. The ADA recommends that you replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. This is perfect timing, since the last time you got a new toothbrush was probably in your Christmas stocking. A fancy toothbrush is also a great way to promote brushing, because it is always more fun to brush your teeth if your toothbrush sings or lights up.