Spring has sprung, and Easter is just around the corner. Whether you are religious or not, it’s still fun to celebrate the Easter bunny in a big way— especially if you have kids. However, with candy such as Peeps and Jelly Beans consuming just about every Easter shelf at the grocery store, it can be hard to find things that won’t give your kids cavities. Create a kid-approved and cavity-free Easter basket for your kids by incorporating the following things. Read on to learn more.
- Sugar-Free Bubblegum
The great news about bubblegum is that the sugar-free varieties are often just as delicious as the sugar-filled ones. Did you know that chewing gum can protect your kids from forming cavities? By encouraging their mouth’s natural production of saliva, the saliva works to wash away germs and plaque on their teeth. If you can’t find sugar-free gum on the Easter aisle, consider taking sticks of gum and filling Easter eggs with them.
- Fun Flavored Toothpaste
Another great item to add to your child’s Easter basket is a tube of fun-flavored toothpaste. And, not only do kid’s toothpaste come in unique flavors but they also typically come covered in images of your child’s favorite cartoon characters— something that will get them excited about brushing their teeth.
- Dark Chocolate
When choosing chocolate for your child’s Easter basket, consider choosing some dark chocolate that contains real cocoa powder in it. Filled with ingredients like polyphenols and flavonoids, cocoa has antioxidants that can make your teeth healthier and stronger.
With Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and now Easter, it can seem like the candy industry is trying to invade your wallet and your child’s oral health. Rather than filling your little one’s Easter basket with cavity-causing candy, try filling their baskets with sugar-free bubble gum, fun flavored toothpaste, and dark chocolate. If you would like to learn more about how you can protect your child’s teeth or schedule a dental cleaning for them, contact Dr. Nazila Bidabadi at Soft Touch Dentistry today!