With all sorts of sugary treats available this time of year, it’s a tough time to police what your child is putting into their tummy. And unless we live in a world where sugar improves oral health, letting your little one have all the sugar they want during the holidays is definitely not a good idea. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your little one’s teeth and gums healthy throughout the holiday festivities:
Be prepared. Now is a good time for you to stress the importance of brushing and flossing, so make sure to have a toothbrush and floss handy. If ever a toothbrush is not available, the best thing to do is to rinse your kids’ mouth with water because it helps wash away all the acids, sugar and other food particles that may have gotten stuck in their teeth.
Keep your eyes open. Hard candy is never going to do your kids’ teeth any good. If possible, avoid letting your child suck on such sugary treats for a long time. Soda and juice are also one of the worst beverages for kids and even adults, so consumption should be limited.
Don’t make it a chore. Seldom will kids love brushing their teeth, let alone flossing. Make brushing their teeth a fun affair.
Get a quick peek. With the San Leandro kids out of school, it’s an ideal time to schedule a quick dental appointment. It’s an ideal time to ask your dentist for any tips to help you keep those tiny teeth healthy throughout the holiday season.
Contact Creative Dimensions Dentistry in Castro Valley, CA at 510-881-8010 to schedule an appointment for a checkup today.
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