Sweet summer treats combined with festive foods can affect your kid’s oral health, so here are some easy tips to keep their teeth healthy over the holidays.
Book a Checkup
The school holidays are the ideal time to have a dental checkup. Our dentist can gently examine your child’s teeth and professionally clean them, and if necessary, recommend suitable treatments for any problems.
Swap out Sweets for Other Toys
Advent calendars, Christmas stockings and lollies are all popular, but the sugar-laden treats can damage kids teeth. Choose toys, books or stickers instead of sweets, helping reduce your kid’s consumption of sugary foods.
Stock up on Healthy Snacks
Children often need snacks between meals when they are at home, so make sure you’re well prepared with healthy tooth-friendly foods like vegetable sticks and hummus, cheese and fresh fruit like apples and berries.
Resist Buying Fizzy Drinks
Fizzy drinks are high in sugars and acids, weakening tooth enamel and increasing the risk of cavities. Instead, encourage your kids to drink water as it’s the best way to stay hydrated. If they have an occasional fizzy drink as a treat, make sure they drink it through a straw to minimise contact with their teeth.