Christmas Traditions: Making Them Safer For Smiles

In addition to the fun of giving and receiving gifts and the absolute beauty that comes with this time of year, are there certain Christmas traditions that you have established with your kids? If the answer is yes, we ask: Do you think that any of them may potentially be cause for concern in regard to your family’s oral health? If you are slowly nodding your head and simultaneously wondering what you’re going to be able to do about this possible problem, we are steps ahead of you! Take our Dallas, TX team’s suggestions into consideration as we explore some common traditions, so you know just how to enjoy your holiday and keep your smiles healthy, too!

When You Eat Lots Of Sugar Christmas Morning

Do you have a tradition of eating sugar on Christmas morning? Perhaps you bake something special! Maybe everyone gets a box of chocolates, which means some seriously sugar-saturated smiles throughout gift opening and beyond. We certainly aren’t going to get in the way of such indulgent and yummy fun! However, we do suggest you avoid moving on from candy-eating to lounging until lunchtime without worrying about your teeth. Instead, you should have everyone drink some water and then brush once the morning festivities are over! It will help ensure you’re not letting Christmas morning turn into an attack against you and your children’s oral health.

When You Share Santa’s Snack With Him At Night

Do you and your children write letters to Santa? Do you leave him milk and cookies, too? Do you leave a carrot or apple for Rudolph? What do you and your kiddos eat during this fun time? If you’re snacking on the cookies, too, we remind you that this event is totally up to you! Perhaps instead of cookies, you simply leave the milk, apples, and carrots for the whole Christmas crew! Then, you and your family can nibble on these smile-safe snacks, followed by a brushing (and flossing) session before everyone heads to bed. It’s a safer way to finish off Christmas Eve for your oral health.

Consider Some Of Our Handy Holiday Hints

Need some help making it through Christmas without worrying you’re headed straight toward tooth decay? We’ve got the hints you need! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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