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‘Tis the Season: 4 Ways to Improve Oral Health with These Stocking Stuffers

December 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — westendteam @ 4:31 pm

a row of stockingsDoes your child get excited about rummaging through their stockings Christmas morning? Finding the right items to put inside this small, narrow sleeve isn’t always easy, but if you want to avoid adding more sugar or easily breakable toys to this year’s list, why not let your dentist in Beaumont share 4 of the greatest ideas you can add to their stocking that will make both you and your child smile.

A New Brush for Your Little One

While this may not be the most exciting gift they receive, a new toothbrush with their favorite cartoon or comic book character will certainly make them smile. Throw in a matching toothpaste and watch for even more pearly whites to show. This not only makes them excited to brush their teeth, but you’ll feel better knowing their oral health will be protected this coming year.

Swap Candy for Gum

Sugar-free chewing gum is an excellent alternative to candy. While some kids enjoy receiving candy canes or chocolate bars in their stocking, you will be protecting your little one’s teeth and gums from severe tooth decay and disease by opting to fill their stocking with sugar-free chewing gum. This not only encourages healthy saliva production, but it keeps their teeth and mouth healthy and free from food particles and harmful bacteria.

Don’t Forget to Floss

If you were to ask your child what they disliked most about their oral hygiene routine, it would most likely be the flossing. Help them get excited about cleaning in-between their teeth by offering flavored floss! Whether it is cinnamon, mint, cupcake, bacon, or host of other flavors, you will be guaranteed to find your child’s favorite one. Watch as they get excited about using their new dental floss during their morning or nightly cleaning regime.

Protect Their Pearly Whites

Maybe your child already owns a mouthguard, but who is to say that one is enough? Whether heavy into sports or just regular outdoor play, it’s always better to have an extra mouthguard on hand, especially since children are so prone to losing them. Make sure their teeth and gums are protected from harm by slipping an extra piece of mouth protection into their stocking this year.

Feel good about the gifts you give your children this year. Don’t feel pressured to buy the chocolate and candies that fill the aisles. Opt for healthier options that will keep them smiling and decay and disease-free well into the new year.

About the Practice
The team at West End Dental wants you and your family to have a wonderful holiday this year. Our expert dentists and qualified staff can help you achieve photo-worthy smiles with a regular dental checkup and cleaning as well as any necessary treatment you might need before the big family celebration. Need a few ideas to fill your little one’s stocking? Why not opt for healthier options – ones that will make them smile while improving their oral health. Let us help to provide tips, tricks, and gift ideas for your family this holiday season. Contact us at (409) 860-9600.

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