Ideas for a dental-friendly stocking for Christmas
Are you trying to keep your kids and loved ones healthy over the Christmas period? There are some great tooth-healthy stocking fillers that you can offer them that they’ll love!
Here are a few ideas ….
Although gingerbread contains a lot of sugar and still come under the ‘biscuits’ category, it is one of the healthiest Christmas sweets over other confectionary such as caramel, chocolate and candy canes. It’s also fairly soft and not too difficult to chew for younger children.
Cheese is one of the most tooth-friendly foods around, so it makes a great Christmas treat! Cheese is packed with calcium which strengthens tooth enamel (the protective coating on your teeth) Remember that cheese is fairly high in fat so enjoy in moderation.
Unsalted nut ad fruits selection
Nuts may be high in calories but they’re full of good fats and also full of nutrients that are good for bone and tooth development. Although some of the fruits in the selections may be citrus fruits, they are dried out which removed some of the corrosive acid, making them a healthy alternative to confectionary. Like cheese, cashews stimulate the production of saliva which helps to remove food particles and bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay and walnuts are packed with a multitude of vitamins including zinc, potassium, fibre, vitamins e and b6 and magnesium.
Sometimes it can be a drag to get our kids to brush their teeth! Character-branded toothbrushes can be a great incentive to make them enjoy brushing again. There are plenty available from Disney and Nickelodeon.
Electric toothbrushes have become a popular Christmas gift and bring proven results. Their advantages over manual toothbrushes include their dentist-inspired brush heads which are proven to remove plaque more effectively.
2 minute timer
A small novelty timer can be a good gift for an individual who struggles to brush for the correct time. Oral-B have also released a brush that uses Bluetooth to offer real-time brushing suggestions. Just connect with your phone!
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