Stockings on a mantle THE HOLIDAYS ARE approaching, and that means it's time to shop for treats and presents for the people we love! Often times, these treats aren't the healthiest choices for our teeth, which is why we've put together some suggestions for more dental-friendly goodies to stuff in those stockings --- as well as some things to avoid.

Stocking Stuffer No-Nos

Try to avoid these stocking stuffers listed below to keep your loved ones' teeth and mouth healthy throughout the holiday season:
  • Candy
  • Brittle
  • Sugary drinks
  • Dried Fruits
  • Sugary baked goods

The Dentist's Picks

Try to switch out the above stocking stuffers for the ones listed below for a happy, healthy smile:
  • Assorted cheeses
  • Sugar free gum
  • Fresh fruit
  • Healthy treats
  • Assorted nuts
  • Granola bars

Wishing All Our Patients A Happy, Healthy Holiday Season!

Of course, another option would be to avoid edible stocking stuffers altogether, in favor of small toys and games that will take your children's minds completely off their sweet tooth cravings. No matter what goes in those stockings, though, don't forget to keep up with all those good brushing and flossing habits through the holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you at your next cleaning appointments!

Thank you for being part of the Dental Care of Mid Florida family!

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.