Easter is a celebration that original celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ; this occurs the third day after Jesus sacrifices his life for all of mankind. There has been a few new traditions add to this holiday. Among them is the inclusion of the Easter Bunny, egg hunting and Easter theme candies or chocolate.
The Easter Egg
The Easter egg has had several meaning throughout history, there uses have change in more than one occasion, but the decorate egg have become a symbol of Easter. The egg itself is associated with rebirth, new life, or fertility in many cultures.
The practice of decorating Eggs is actually ancient. Archeologist have found decorated ostrich eggs in Africa and a similar custom was used Ukrainian, here the custom is called pysanka. In Africa the decorated eggs where place in graves of ancient Egyptians and Sumerians. For Egyptians the creation of the universe involves an enormous egg. The Hindu’s believe something similar, they believe that a golden world-egg was formed before time and the universe began. With the birth of Christianity, Orthodox Christians would use decorated eggs to symbolize the renewal of life.
In the 17th century the Christian Church officially adopted the use of eggs as a symbol of resurrection; the Christian’s would stain eggs in red, symbolizing the blood of Jesus Christ and decorations like the cross. This custom has change and today the use of chocolate or plastic eggs fill with confetti. On Easter Sunday, many children wake up to find hidden eggs that the Easter Bunny has hidden.
The Easter Bunny, sometimes refer to as the Easter Hare, is a symbol of fertility. The bunny is responsible for hiding the Easter eggs in gardens or one’s home. Its true you won’t find reference of them in the Bible, this symbol was introduce to America by German immigrants. On Sunday children begin to look for the decorated eggs, spending time with their loved ones and enjoying the hunt.
Easter Sunday Today
At Sani Dental Group we know the importance of spending time with the family and your love ones. We hope that you all have an excellent Easter Sunday allow your children to enjoy the egg hunt.
We know you will be consuming a variety of candies, chocolates, soft drinks or foods that can harm your teeth, give you bad breath or soften enamel.
To all you parents and participants on the Easter Egg Hunt, we recommend you the following:
Take Tooth Brushes (For you and your Family)
- Taking a traveling toothbrush will allowed you to quickly brush between events.
- Keep your mouth clean and avoid tooth decay.
- Chewing gum after eating will increase the flow of saliva, neutralizing and washing away the acids that are produced in foods, protecting your teeth from plaque.
- Today, mouthwash comes in a variety of sizes including small pocket size that allows you to take mouthwash everywhere.
- Mouthwash can prevent:
- Bad Breath
- Tooth Decay
- Reduce Tartar
Sani Dental Group recommends you wait at least 30 min after the consumption of these treats, this will allow your mouth to produce saliva, neutralizing acid levels and protecting your smile. Remember in Sani Dental Group we don’t just fix your teeth, but we want you to improve your life. For further questions please call Toll Free 1-855-SANI-DDS or (928) 257-1307, and come to Los Algodones for a dental vacation!
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