What to get for the child that has everything? It’s an age-old problem. We want to make sure to give our little ones the best Christmas and make sure that the holidays are special memories for the future.
This Christmas, why not give your children the gift of good dental health and oral hygiene habits that will last them a lifetime?
Eating and drinking are so much a part of the Christmas experience, and the majority of these foods and drinks are laced with potentially tooth-rotting sugar. Now, we are not for one minute suggesting that you or your family shouldn’t enjoy these festive treats! But there are a few things to keep in mind over the holiday period that will ensure your kids’ pearly whites stay healthy for years to come.
Let Treats be Treats
The key is that ‘special’ occasion foods really are just that. They can be enjoyed at times like Christmas as a treat and not as an everyday go-to. After all, kids appreciate them so much more and it makes the occasion even more memorable.
Lollies, sweet treats, soft drinks and sports drinks are best kept for treats and rewards and instead stick with water and eat foods like fresh fruit between meals. With Christmas just around the corner, try to swap the lollies for healthier treats so that kids can really enjoy the festivities when they arrive.
Regular Oral Checks
Most importantly “Bring them to the dentist” for their regular checkups and cleans, so we can detect early signs of tooth decay and remineralisation of the tooth before a filling is needed as well as to prevent toothache and other dental problems. Once this is part of the family routine, big surprises, such as nasty and inconvenient tooth pain, can usually be avoided.
Remember, “Prevention Is Always Key”, as your chosen children’s dentist we have many years of expertise and will make sure that your kids have a positive dental treatment experience.
ELIGIBLE CHILDREN WILL BE BULK BILLED UNDER MEDICARE’s CDBS.