Keeping Your Children’s Teeth Healthy This Holiday Season
Chances are your child has visions of candy canes, cookies and desserts daily this time of year. While most things are fine in moderation, here are a few tips for keeping your child’s oral health protected in the coming weeks.
Incorporate dessert into your meal. It’s better to eat sugary treats with your meal as other food has an opportunity to help rinse and wash away left-behind debris.
Have them brush after a sugary treat. If your child is indulging in sweets high in sugar this holiday season, encourage them to brush after each one to avoid plaque buildup.
Beware of candy canes. These hard treats have caused more than a few chipped teeth in their time!
Encourage veggies and cheese. As vegetable and cheese trays are a staple at many holiday gatherings, have your child make room for these teeth-friendly foods on their plate instead of sweets.