Some Interesting Easter facts and your dental hygiene!

As your caring family and cosmetic dentist in Federal Way, we would be remiss to not point out some of the very interesting facts that the Easter holiday brings us!

  • Easter is the second most important holiday to eat candy!  According to the National Confectioner’s Association, Americans consumed seven billion pounds of candy on Easter back in 2001.
  • Americans buy more than 700 million Marshmallow Peeps during the Easter holiday, which makes Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.
  • An astounding 16 billion jelly beans are made exclusively for Easter!  That is enough beans to fill a plastic egg the size of a nine story building!
  • In all, 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made for Easter every year!  And when taking a bite into one of those bunnies, 76% of Americans prefer to bite off the ears first, while 5% eat the feet first and 4% eat the tail first!
These facts are not meant to keep you from all your favorite treats!  Easter is, collectively, one of Avalon Family Dentistry’s favorite holidays!  What we want to remind you is that all things should be enjoyed in moderation, and holidays like Easter should remind us to do our best with our dental hygiene!  Our awesome team of dental hygienists in Federal Way would just remind you to:
  • use a soft bristled toothbrush and brush at least two times per day
  • floss your teeth daily
  • if you are eating sugary snacks, try to brush afterwards.  At the very least rinse with water after!
  • if you have recommended dental treatment that has not been completed, this is a good time to schedule it.  We all eat things during the Easter holiday that we would not normally, and this is a common time to hear about broken teeth and fillings.
  • enjoy your Easter holiday and we will look forward to seeing you at your next scheduled appointment!

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