Oral Health-Friendly Christmas Treats

Posted Dec 23rd, 2015 in Health & Nutrition, Helpful Tips for Parents

Oral Health-Friendly Christmas Treats

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, especially when it comes to delicious things to eat! However, all those sweets and baked treats can have a negative impact on your children’s oral health.


As you know if read the SmileTown Dentistry blog on a regular basis, sugar can do a lot of damage to oral health.

During the holidays, children tend to eat more sugary treats and refined carbohydrates than they normally do, and that means, of course, that oral health can suffer.

The best thing you can do to counteract all that sugar is to pay extra attention to your kids' oral hygiene routine. That means

  • making sure they're extra meticulous when brushing and flossing,
  • having them brush and floss more frequently (for instance, after each meal or treat),
  • adding extra elements to their dental hygiene care routine, such as a mouthwash or dental picks, and
  • making an appointment for a cleaning at your North Delta children's dentist once the holiday season is through.

Some Healthier Options

Of course, another great way to curb your children’s sugar intake during the Holiday Season is to provide some healthier alternatives now and again. Luckily, 'healthy' and 'festive' aren't mutually exclusive! Here are just a few of our favorite healthy Christmas treats from around the web:

Santa Strawberries | Leanne Bakes Blog

Cheesy Snowman | Martha Stewart

Caprese Wreath | Veggie Wala Blog

Santa Claus Crackers | Martha Stewart

Watermelon Snowman | Modern Mom Blog

Edible Christmas Tree | Prajakta Gudadhe - Ginger & Garlic Blog


Happy Holidays from the SmileTown Dentistry Team!

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