For many people, particularly children, the perfect Christmas stocking is one consisting of chocolate, sweets and other magnificent sugary treats. Cheese helps return the mouth to its natural acid balance and help reduce the chances of painful tooth decay. Chewing on sugar-free gum for around 10 minutes can also have the same effect.
Top Stocking Fillers That Make It A Jolly Christmas For Teeth
- A two-minute timer. These are a fun way to get your child into one of the Foundation’s key messages of brushing for two minutes twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste.
- A character-branded toothbrush, some of which have been approved by the Foundation’s accreditation scheme, have the potential to make toothbrushing for children fun, which will make them more likely to brush without any fuss.
- Sugar-free sweets and chocolate are great for teeth. Small selection boxes are better than large ones, and remember to limit how often children eat the contents.
- Unsalted peanuts, walnuts and monkey nuts are really good for bone and therefore tooth development. They may not sound glamorous, but they’re a great alternative to crisps.
“The word to remember is moderation. Enjoy the festive period, but for your teeth’s sake, try not to overdo it.”